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 The following obituaries are from the files of various Gallia County Newspapers and other publications. They are listed below in alphabetical order of the surname.

A   B-Bay   Be-Bev   Bi-Bl   Bo-Boy   Br-Brow   Broy-By   C-Can    

Car-Cav   Ch-Ci   Cl-Cof   Coh-Cov  Cow-Cy   D-Day   De-Dy   E-El   Em-Ew 

F-Fo   Fr-Fu   G-Gl   Go-Gu  H-Hap   Har-Haz   He-Hol   Hoo-Hu   I   J-Joh  

Jol-Ju   K   L-Law   Lay-Lev   Lew-Ly   M-Mau   Max-McC   McD-Me   Mi-Mit      

Mo-My   N   O   P-Ph   Pi-Py   Q   R-Rich   Rick-Rob   Roc-Rou   Row-Ru  

  S-Sch   Sco-Shee   Shel-Ske   Ski-Smi   Smo-Stor   Stou-Sy   T-Thom      

Thor-Ty   U   V   W-Ward   Ware-Wau   We-Wilk   Will-Win   Wis-Wy   X   Y   Z

Dabney, George

George Dabney Funeral
     Funeral services for George Dabney, who died at Arlee on Monday were held this afternoon at Zion Baptist church. He suffered a stroke of paralysis on Saturday, having nearly recovered from a previous stroke.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, January 30, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Dabney, Richard C.

     Richard C. Dabney, 63, of 10 Grape St., Gallipolis, died at his residence at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Born Aug. 31, 1917, in Champaign, Ill., to the late Robert C. Dabney and Oshel Wood Dabney, who survives, he was a former Greene County auditor and World War II veteran.
     Surviving are his wife Barbara of St. Paul, Minn.; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Dave (Susan) Calhoun and Mrs. Jim (Peggy) Shaffer, both of Racine, Wis.; a brother, Earl of Greenfield; two sisters, Mrs. Floyd (Thelma) Rees of Gallipolis and Mrs. Irene Son of Columbus; and two grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday in the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Heart Fund will be accepted.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
March 26, 1981
Transcribed by Henny Evans


Dages, Dorothy

Died, on Saturday afternoon, after a short but painful illness, Dorothy, wife of John Dages, aged 21 years and two days. The deceased left an infant two weeks old.

[Note: Buried in Mound Hill Cemetery; 1833 - 1854]

The Gallipolis Journal
March 30 1854
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Dages, Evelyn Augusta

     Died, in Gallipolis, on the 6th inst., of scarlet fever, Evelyn Augusta, daughter of John and Caroline M. Dages, aged 2 years and 5 months.

[Note: Tombstone inscription states: d/o D & J.]

The Gallipolis Journal
July 9, 1863
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Dailey, Bertha L.

     Following a long period of ill health God has, at last, seen fit to lead home one of his loved ones, Bertha L. Dailey. Bertha was born July 22,1880 in Guyan Township and departed this life October 15, 1962 at the age of 82 years, 3 months, and 4 days. she was the eldest in a family of seven children born to David and Deniza F. Montgomery Dailey. One sister, Alta Maude, preceded her in death having died in early childhood.
     Besides a host of friends and relatives she is survived by the following sisters; Mrs. Edward
(Elizabeth) Petrie and Miss Eugenia Dailey of Rodney; Mrs. Oscar (Weltha) Garland and Mrs.
Ellis (Edith) Starkey of Crown City; and one brother, David Lawson of Cleveland. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews who were very dear to her heart.
     This close knit family will deeply miss the happy presence of this sister who has doubly
endeared herself to them because of the sweet fortitude with which she has for the past 15
years borne her illness. Her ready wit, and uncomplaining manner always made it a joy to be in her home. Except for a period of 18 years when Bertha was employed at the Gallipolis State Hospital, she and her sister Jean have always lived together.First the sisters lived with their parents and lovingly cared for them until their death, then they cared for Alex White, who lived with the family for 27 years and was accorded the same loving care until his death even though he was not related to them.
     In 1929, Bertha was converted and joined the Good Hope Baptist Church, where she has retained
her membership through all these years. She has remained faithful to her christian faith even though she was unable to attend church as she would loved to have done.
     Bertha and Jean lived in the home in which they were born until sixteen years ago when they moved to the village of Rodney. After living for so many years in a country home they were so fortunate to move into a community that immediately accepted them because of their endearing ways. They have so many times told friends and relatives of all the love and kindnesses that have been bestowed on them by this community.
     Prior to moving to Rodney Bertha had already been stricken with the illness that continued until her death and through this long period of time Jean has tenderly and unselfishly cared for her every need.

     With the death of this loved one we are made aware that life is as stated by this poem--

Our loved ones and friends are fast passing away,
To the country that's wondrously fair;
Our circle down here groweth smaller each day,
But the circle grows larger up there
The circle grows smaller down here,
Where sorrow and heartaches appear,
But the circle grows larger up yonder,
Where God shall erase every fear.

Gallipolis Tribune
October 16, 1962
Transcribed by J. Farley


Dailey, Daniel Boone

D. Boone Dailey, 76, Found Dead In Wood Home
Former Picturesque Character To Be Buried Tuesday
     Boone Dailey, whose powerful frame had been weakened by illness and marked by the infirmities incident to his advance age, died alone in his room at the Harold Wood residence, 56 Court Street, Saturday night or Sunday morning.
     Mrs. Wood, carrying his breakfast, went to his room about 8:30 Sunday morning and found him dead, his body sprawled on the floor in a pool of blood. He had succumbed to a pulmonary hemorrhage.
Not many hours before that Mr. Dailey had confided in Mrs. Wood that he believed death to be near as they talked on the front porch. He had lived there six years and had been in very poor health the last two years. He was in his 87th year.
     Daniel Boone Dailey was born in Green Twp. July 9, 1858, a son of John Dailey. He became a painter and followed that trade here for many years and later in Columbus. He and his wife became estranged in 1920 and he came here to live after he felt unable to work. He is survived by two sons, Herbert and George, both of Columbus.
     Back in the 1880s and ’90s Boone Dailey was a lively and picturesque character and was a member of a circle of men well known at least hereabouts for their physical prowess and scrapping propensities. However, he was a genial, friendly man and his long illness and growing disabilities were saddening to many old friends.
Rev. Cecil Marley will conduct the funeral services to be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday at the funeral parlors of George J. Wetherholt & Sons. Interment in Mound Hill Cemetery.

[Note: 7/9/1858 - 9/11/1943 Age 85 yrs. 2 mos., 2 das.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, September 13, 1943
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Dailey, Edna Lee [McKean]

Mrs. Harold Dailey, 57, Claimed By Death
     Mrs. Harold (Edna Lee) Dailey, 57, of 122 Second Ave., died at 4:50 p.m. Sunday in the Holzer Medical Center on First Ave. She had been a patient there for 10 days. Mrs. Dailey had been in failing health the past nine months, and serious the past week.
     She was born March 29, 1913, in Marietta, daughter of the late Lee and Byrd Watterson McKean. She married Harold E. Dailey on Dec. 19, 1929. He survives, along with four children: William R. Dailey and Dr. James L. Dailey, both of Gallipolis; Mrs. Philip (Margie Sue) Miller, Columbus, and Mrs. Brian (Sally) Lanier, Willard, Ohio. Seven grandchildren survive.
     The following brothers and sisters survive: William McKean and Watterson McKean, both of Dayton; Mrs. William (Margie) Caufman, San Diego, Calif., and John McKean, Gallipolis. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
     Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church with Rev. Harry Cole officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the services Wednesday.
Pallbearers will be Morris Webster, Johnny Ecker, Garland Lanier, Clayton Miller, Claude Evans and Bob Saunders. Connie Saunders will service as an honorary pallbearer.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 1, 1971
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Dailey, Elizabeth

Death At Crown City
     Mrs. James L. Dailey, an estimable woman of Crown City, died last Friday after an illness of several months, aged 70 years. Besides her husband, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. F. Carter and Mrs. L. D. Carter of Crown City, and Miss Nancy, and three sons, James of Crown City, Orestus in California, and Erastus at home. Her first husband, Harvey Johnson died while serving in the Union army.
     The funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Good Hope Church by Rev. Hollingsworth and were largely attended.

Gallia Times
July 4, 1913
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Dailey, Sarah Louise [Walpe]

Mrs. Dailey, 91, Died Sunday At McCarley Home
Funeral To Be Held At Ohio Chapel At 2 Tuesday
     Ms. Sarah Louise (Walpe) Dailey, who was in her 92nd year, died at 3 o’clock Sunday morning at the home of Rev. and Mrs. R. P. McCarley. There she had been accepted into the family back in September, 1933, and enjoyed all the privileges and blessings that a home of her own would have provided, it was said.
     Decedent was a daughter of Noah and Elizabeth McCarley Walp and was born near Harris April 17, 1849. She was twice married. Her first husband was David Jones. To them was born one son, Rev. Thomas S. Jones of Sandfork. The husband died in 1908 and subsequently she married Vincent Dailey, who died in 1918. She was a third cousin of R. P. McCarley.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday at Ohio Chapel M. E. Church, of which Mrs. Dailey was an esteemed member. Rev. W. Scott Westerman, assisted by Rev. R. P. McCarley and Rev. Walter R. McCarley, will officiate. Interment will be made at Tyn Rhos by F. J. Entsminger.
     Active pall bearers selected are Jesse Sheets, Basil Evans, Morris Bane, John Brucker, Jr., Charles Hamilton, Oscar Wood. Honorary: Mrs. Edith Henry, Mrs. Lola Plymale, Mrs. Belle Chevalier, Mrs. Myrtie Plymale, Mrs. Nettie Bane, Mrs. Bell Thevenin, Mrs. Mary Cornwell, Marvin Cornwell and Mrs. Ira Neal will sing. Flower bearers: Mrs. Helen Baker and Miss Mildred Blazer.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 9, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Dailey, Vincent Fillmore

V. F. Dailey, 85, Dies At Ashville
Funeral Set For Walnut Church At 2 P.M. Sunday
     V. F. Dailey, 85, a native of this county and a resident until about three years ago, died suddenly about 7 o’clock this Friday morning at Ashville, Ohio. His wife, Ida Saunders Dailey, died four years ago and he went to Ashville a year later. He was a visitor here at Eastertide [time] and then appeared to be in excellent health.
     O. E. Elliott went to Ashville to bring the body back. Saturday afternoon it will be taken to the residence of the daughter, Mrs. John Rees, matron of the County Home. Funeral services will be held at Walnut M. E. Church at 2 o’clock Sunday in charge of Rev. Mr. Smith of Ashville. Burial in Neal cemetery.
     V. Fillmore Dailey is survived by, in addition to the daughter, two sons, Larry Dailey, who has been in grocery business for a quarter of a century, and Alfred Dailey, rural mail carrier at Patriot, also one sister, Mrs. J. W. Saunders, mother of Earl Saunders, Chillicothe Road.

[Note: 1/31/1860 - 6/1/1945. He is listed as Fillmore Dailey on the cemetery entry.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, June 1, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Daily, David S.

Obituary, David S. Daily
     A good name is better than precious ointment; and the day of death than the day of one's birth. It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting; for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart--so it is with the deceased and he hath made his preparation.
     David S. Daily, son of Vincent and Berthena Jane Daily, was born Jan. 1, 1856; departed this life Feb. 21, 1930, age 74 years, 1 month and 20 days.
     He was united in the bonds of matrimony to Deniza Frances Montgomery, Sept. 15, 1879. To this union were born seven children: Bertha, Eugenia and Lawson Daily, Mrs. Weltha E. Garland, Mrs. Elizabeth Jane Petrie, Mrs. Edith Starkey and Alta, who proceded her father to the Great Beyond in her infancy.
     He was converted about 42 years ago and united with Good Hope United Church, to which he continued an active faithful member till God called him home.
     His long life of patient endurance is evidence that his prayers to please his maker were abundantly answered--"Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he hath known my name. He shall call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation."
     The Lord gave him length of days that he might see his and many of his neighbor's children seek and find salvation in his Lord's Christ.
     He leaves to mourn their loss, a wife, well stricken in years, a family of heart- broken children, three brothers, John W. Daily, Ona, WV; Vincent Fillmore Daily, Bethesda, Ohio and James Lewis Daily, Crown City, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Sara J. Saunders, Crown City, Ohio; six grandchildren, Donald Garland, Audrey May and Frances Petrie; Virginia and Marella Gay Starkey and Buryl Ruth Daily and many other relatives and friends.

[Note: Buried Good Hope Cemetery in Guyan Township. Stone..buried as Dailey]

Gallipolis Paper
Feb. 21, 1930
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Daily, George

Death of George Daily
     George Daily, a former well known resident of this city, died at his home in Cincinnati Friday after a short illness aged 48 years. The body was accompanied here by an escort from the Painters & Decorators Union of which Mr. Dailey was a member. He had been in poor health for some time and went to work last Thursday when he collapsed and was taken to his home. He went into convulsions and died in a short time.      The remains were taken to Wetherholts and the interment occurred at Pine Street cemetery Tuesday evening. Besides a mother he leaves two brothers, Daniel Boone Dailey of this city, and Charles Dailey of Columbus. He was a member of the police force here for several months and was well liked by all who knew him.

Gallipolis Bulletin
September 27, 1907
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page


Dale, Carrie Nell

     Carrie Nell Dale, 81, of 608 W. College St., Rio Grande, died at 8:30 a.m. today. Born Aug. 6, 1901, in Gallia County, daughter of the late Charles and Melissa Raynor Hutchinson, she was a teacher in the county schools, having retired in 1973.
     She attended Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church in Rio Grande, where she was choir director for 30 years. She was also a member and past president of Delta Kappa Gamma, the Open Gate Garden Club, the Rio Grande College Alumni Association and the Atwood Club.
     She married Clyde Dale in 1949, and he preceded her in death in 1959. Surviving is a stepdaughter, Gaynel Johnson of Las Vegas, Nev., and four cousins. Also preceding her in death are two brothers.
    Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home.

Unknown publication
March 11, 1982
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley


Dale, Clyde A.

Clyde Dale Dies Following Second Stroke This Morning

     Clyde A. Dale, 61, a resident of Rio Grande, and last surviving member of the Dale Construction Co., died in Holzer Hospital at 6:30 a.m. today shortly after he had been brought there following a stroke. He had been in failing health since a stroke last October.
     Mr. Dale spent most of his life in Gallipolis, where he followed in his father’s footsteps and learned the brick masons trade. He helped with the construction on many buildings in the city, and one of his last labors was work on the 1952 wing of Holzer Hospital. During World War II, he was employed in the Kaiser Shipyards at Vancouver, Wash.
     He attended Gallipolis schools, and was a graduate of Gallia Academy High School, where he was an outstanding football player. After taking up residence in Rio Grande, he became a member of the village council and served as chairman of the public affairs committee. He was a member of the Simpson Chapel Methodist Church.
     His birth took place in Gallipolis on June 7, 1898, to the late John V. and Huldah Adrian Dale. He was twice married, his first being to Nettie N. Pickens, who died in 1943. Four daughters were born to them, but only one survives, Miss Gaynel Dale, an operator with the Ohio Bell Telephone Co. His second marriage was to the former Carrie Hutchinson of Rio Grande in 1949, who survives. The wife is vocal music instructor in the Southwestern Local school, and the director of the pageant which will open the Youth exposition next week.
     Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Simpson Chapel Methodist Church. Rev. William Nofcier will officiate and burial will be in Pine Street cemetery under the direction of the Steve Thomas Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 1: p.m. Friday and the body will be taken to the church, an hour prior to the service to lie in state.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 29, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Dale, John V.

John V. Dale, 81, Is Claimed
Services Wednesday; Death Comes Monday
     John V. Dale, 81, died at 11:35 p. m. Monday at the home of his son, Clyde, Rt. 2, Gallipolis (Chillicothe Rd.), after a stroke a week ago which left him helpless. In September, 1947, he suffered a stroke, and he never walked again.
     Lifelong Democrat, one-time member of the Gallipolis city council, and trustee of the Gallia County Children’s Home, Mr. Dale was a descendant of the French Five Hundred, his ancestor being Nicholas Thevenin. He was born Oct. 4, 1868, near Gallipolis to Thomas and Melissa Thevenin Dale, and he was married Aug. 4, 1897, to Hulda Adrian, who died in 1921. They had only one child, who survives.
     Other survivors are a granddaughter, Gaynel Dale, at home; two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Prose, Huntington, and Mrs. H. W. DeWitt, Salina, Kans.; two brothers, W. D. and C. C. Dale, Gallipolis. He was preceded in death by a sister, Mrs. Ross Betz, and two brothers, Thomas and James. The decedent was prominent in Gallia County construction since early youth.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Wetherholt Funeral Home, the Rev. William Howard Green officiating. Interment will be made in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. today and until the time of the last rites.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, November 29, 1949
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Dale, Louise Nettie [Qualls]

Mrs. Dale, 74, Claimed Sunday
    
Mrs. Louise Nettie Qualls Dale, 74, wife of C. C. (Chuck) Dale, Lower River Rd., died Sunday morning at her home. She had been an invalid for several years. Besides her widower, the decedent is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Winifred Lamm, Springfield, and a brother, Luther Qualls, Gallipolis.
     Six grandchildren survive: Mrs. Leota M. Long, McHenry, Ill.; Mrs. Edith M. Swanson, Gallipolis; Mrs. Fern Aunica Balch, Springfield; Eugene Lamm, Springfield; and Mrs. Juanita V. Allen, Baltimore along with 12 great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the George J. Wetherholt and Sons Funeral Home, the Rev. J. Edward Hakes officiating, and burial will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening and tomorrow.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 29, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Dale, Mina [Levisay]

Death of Mrs. Tom Dale

     Mrs. Tom Dale, formerly Miss Mina Levisay, died at her home on First Avenue Monday after an illness of several months duration. The funeral will be at the home by Rev. J. O. Newton, of the Baptist Church, on Wednesday afternoon at one o'clock. Burial by Hayward in the Levisay lot at Mt. Zion.

[Note: Death Certificate..born 1863; died Dec. 20, 1915. Parents: Holly Levisay and Eliza Short]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Dec. 21, 1915
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Dale, Rose E. [Denney]

Mrs. Rose Dale Died 1, Saturday
Funeral Is Held This Afternoon On Eastern Ave.
     Mrs. Rose E. Dale, whose illness was mentioned in Saturday’s paper, died at 1 o’clock that afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lura Oskey, near the County Home. Mrs. Dale, who was the daughter of Eli and Dorothy Ridenhowie Denney, was born Dec. 24, 1854, and her age was 87 years, 7 months and 24 days. She was the last survivor of her generation of the family.
     Her husband, Harry Clark, preceded her in death. She is survived by, in addition to the daughter, two sons, Alfred Clark, 128 Locust St., and Lewis Clark, on Eastern Ave. opposite the old Fairground entrance. She was a member of the Christian Church on Garfield Ave.
     Funeral services were to be held this afternoon, starting at 2 o’clock at the Lewis Clark home, with Rev. Carl Burris in charge. Interment in Pine St. Cemetery by J. L. Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 14, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Daley, John

     John Daley, in returning to his home from the horse sale Saturday evening, engaged in a horse race, and while under full speed his horse struck a cow in the road and he was thrown violently to the ground, breaking his neck and killing him instantly. He leaves a wife and five children

The Gallipolis Journal
August 28, 1862
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Dalton, Si

Si Dalton Dies After Long Illness
     Josiah (Si) S. Dalton, who was reared in Gallia county, died Saturday at his home in Toledo after a long and distressing illness.
     Mr. Dalton was the last of the family of Mr. and Mrs. William Dalton, and the brother of Mrs. Elizabeth (L. C.) Morgan, who died less than a year ago. At the death of his parents when he was but a child he was taken in to the home of his maternal aunt, Mrs. G. Heil McDaniel, at McDaniels cross roads [sic] and raised as her own son.
     In his early life he was a teacher and later became a railway mail clerk out of Toledo. He was retired a few years ago.
     Mr. Dalton was twice married. By his union to Miss Diana Roach at Rio Grande he is survived by three daughters and two sons. After Mrs. Dalton's death he married Miss Luella Stewart of Ironton and she, too, survives. Mrs. Darlene Leaper is a niece.
     Funeral and burial were to be held in Toledo today.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth August 10, 1862; date of death February 25, 1939; father is given as Thomas Dalton, but note that this obituary and that of his sister has William; mother Mary McCartney; burial in Toledo Memorial Park.]

Newspaper (prob. February/March 1939, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, McDaniel file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Damron, John Gibson

With Saints at Last!
     Good old Father Damron went to heaven Sunday morning. The call was peaceful - he slept while the master issued the final summons. The life of John Gibson Damron was marked among men, and Gallipolis may not know another like him. When a stroke of paralysis came last Wednesday morning and prostrated the bent and trembling form of the venerable John Gibson Damron, a man revered by all in Gallipolis who have devotion to good works, it was felt generally that the end of a noble career among men was near at hand. And it was even so, for on Sunday morning, October 7, 1894, at 7:25 o’clock, the time when it was his habit to begin the duties of the holy Sabbath, the spirit of John G. Damron took its sure flight to the ineffable delights of the better world, and he spent his first Sunday in Heaven.
     His decline in strength had been rapid for many months, and it was his lot to pass quickly from a hale old manhood into decrepitude and final physical helplessness; but through it all there blazed in his spirit the inextinguishable flame of faith in the Savior, that guided his footsteps for lo, these many years.
     Mr. Damron was born in Bedford County, Virginia, May 28, 1817. When sixteen years of age he left the farm on which he had been raised, and coming to the Kanawha Valley learned to be a cooper. In 1857 he came to Gallipolis, and in two years became foreman of W. H. Langley’s cooper shops. He had been a resident here just long enough for the people to become acquainted with his sterling qualities as a man, when he was elected Justice of the Peace. A little later he was chosen Mayor of the City, serving as head of the city government thirteen years, and as Justice for fifteen years. Since then, with a single intermission of three years, he had served as a Justice to the time of his death. During that long period he has married in the neighborhood of 2,500 couples, and his public life was marked throughout by ability and courage.
     In 1836 he united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and for about fifty years has been a class leader and active member, becoming a veritable pillar in his chosen denomination. His religious life has been singularly beautiful and winning; his sturdy integrity, earnest piety and practical charity having distinguished him among men for many long years.
     Mr. Damron married twice, and is the father of six children, who with his second wife, survive him — James A. Damron of Evansville, Indiana, John G. Damron, Jr., Edward Damron of Columbus, Mrs. C. H. Schaefer, Mrs. John C. Oliver and Mrs. James W. Gardner.
     He was a great lover of the truths and practices of Free Masonry, being a Mason of high degree, connected with the Blue Lodge, the Chapter, the Council and the Commandery located in this City.
     Three years ago Saturday he gave to Presiding Elder Evans two sealed envelopes, one for the Elder and one for his wife, to be opened immediately after his death. The envelope for the Elder was found to contain an address written by him to the people of Gallipolis, with the request that it be read by the Elder at his funeral.

The Funeral
     The funeral was held at the M. E. Church this (Monday) afternoon at 2 o’clock, and was in charge of his fraters in the Rose Commandery, Knights Templar, he having left word with Mrs. Damron that he desired burial under their auspices.
     The funeral services were conducted at the church by Revs. M. V. B. Evans and B. F. Jackson in the presence of a large assembly of friends of the deceased. The procession headed by Rose Commandery, Knights Templar and the Ohio Valley Commandery, Knights Templar of Pomeroy, then marched to Mound Hill cemetery where the ceremonies were concluded, the beautiful Masonic ritual being used. The pall bearers were S. D. Cowden, L. B. Shaw, J. B. Mohler, John Lupton, F. R. Williams, A. T. Brown, John Martin and Dr. E. C. Alcorn.

Gallipolis Tribune
Volume XXIII
Number 42
October 10, 1894                                                                                          Top of Page

John G. Damron
     Esquire John G. Damron died in this City Sunday morning, a few minutes after seven o’clock. Last week’s Bulletin contained a notice of his having been stricken by paralysis, and stated that his recovery was not anticipated. Mr. Damron was born in Bedford County, Virginia, on May 28, 1817. When sixteen years of age he came to the Kanawha Valley, and learned the trade of a cooper. In 1837 he was married to Miss Marie Louise Ward, and eight children were born to them. In 1857 he moved to Gallipolis, and shortly afterwards was elected a Justice of the Peace. He was next elected Mayor and held that office for thirteen years. After his last term as Mayor he was again chosen Justice of the Peace and held that position almost constantly up to the time of his death.
     In religion, Mr. Damron was first Baptist, but in 1837 joined the Methodist Church, and was a class leader and active member, more prominent than any other person in this community. In 1889 he was married for the second time. His second wife was Mrs. Mary J. Glassburn, who survives him. Six children — James A. Damron, of Evansville, Indiana; John G. Damron, of this City; Edward Damron, of Columbus; Mrs. C. H. Schaefer, Mrs. J. C. Oliver, and Mrs. J. W. Gardner of this City are also living and mourn the loss of a kind and loving father.
     Mr. Damron was prominent in Masonic circles, and was a member of all the higher degrees that are confirmed in this City.
     The funeral was held at the M. E. Church at two o’clock on Monday afternoon, and was in charge of The Rose Commandery, Knights of Templar, and a large representation of the Order from Pomeroy. Presiding Elder M. V. B. Evans and Rev. B. F. Jackson conducted the services, and a large concourse of friends was in attendance. The interment was at Mound Hill Cemetery.
     For nearly forty years Squire Damron was one of our best known citizens, and there was scarcely a person in this Town who did not know him and liked him. The positions of honor and trust conferred upon him by our people were ably and honorably filled, and the strict consistency and honesty of the man were known to all. His death is a matter of profound regret to all who knew him, and the whole community sympathizes with the bereaved widow and children.

[Note: Previously typed transcriptions (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Volume XXVII
Number 49
October 13, 1894
Sent by Lynn Anders                                                                                                    


Damron, Marie A. [Rodney]

Death of Mrs. Damron
     Mrs. John G. Damron, one of the most highly respected ladies of this vicinity, whose distressing illness with cancer, has been mentioned from time to time in the newspapers, died at her home on 3rd Avenue below Spruce, Thursday evening, December 17, 1908.
     Her funeral services will be conducted at Grace M. E. Church by Rev. Arthur P. Cherrington at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, the interment by Hayward and Son following at Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends desiring to see her in the casket will call at her home before the hour of the funeral services.
     Mrs. Damron was the sixth child of the late Wiley and Sarah Hill of Rodney, two fine old people with a legion of friends. Their other children surviving Mrs. Damron and Mrs. Mary Jane Damron of this City and widow of the late Mayor Damron: Mrs. James W. Watts of Columbus and Mr. Grover Hill of Fairfield, Illinois. Their dead children were Mrs. Lodisa White, Mrs. Margaret Campbell, Mrs. Almira Topping and Dr. Henry F. Hill.
     Mrs. Damron would have been 63 years old on Christmas day. She was united in marriage with Mr. Damron October 24, 1873, and became the mother of two children, Birdie, who died at the age of 13, and Mr. Carson Damron, civil engineer, residing at Columbus.
     She was an eminently good lady, of nice quiet ways, devoted to her husband, home and church, and none knew her but to speak in the kindest and most respectful way of her. She was reared by good people that could have been, as [a] member of the church since childhood and lived a correct life as she had been taught, and it redounds to her credit and glory, now, that her career is ended and she reposes quietly in her tomb. Her relatives will, one and all, have their sorrow shared by many friends, but to him who will miss her more keenly and deeply as her life companion, and to whom the world never seemed so dark and lonely as it does now, our kindest and deepest sympathies are extended.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library. Date of birth from stone December 25, 1845.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XIX
Number 299
December 18, 1908
Sent by Lynn Anders                                                                                     Top of Page


Damron, Mary Jane

Death of Mrs. Damron
     Mrs. Mary Jane Damron, wife of the late Mayor John G. Damron, departed this life at twenty minutes before 7 o’clock Thursday evening, January 21, 1909. The funeral services will be conducted at her late home on First Avenue above the Public Square Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rev. Arthur P. Cherrington at Grace M. E. Church, the interment following at Mound Hill by Hayward and Son.
Mrs. Damron would have been 75 years old had she lived until April 11. She was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Hill and was born near Rodney.
     In early life she was united in marriage with Mr. David Glassburn and by him had two children, a son, Charles Henry and a daughter, Mary Almira. Both are dead. She had sisters: Mrs. Campbell, Mrs. Topping, and brother Henry all dead and is survived by sister Mrs. Watts of Columbus and brother Captain George W. Hill of Fairfield, Illinois.
     After living as a widow a number of years she was united in marriage with Mr. Damron a few years after the war and has been a resident of this City ever since and again a widow for a number of years.
She was prominent and well known and liked in church circles, and was a good woman enjoying the highest confidence and respect of all who knew her.
     A few weeks ago she began complaining of a hurting and numbness in her left arm, but was about as well as usual up to last Friday morning, when she went to call on Mrs. Cubbage, a near neighbor.
Mrs. Cubbage was confined to her room upstairs and she sat down in a room with Mrs. Corn while Miss Josie went to apprise her mother and to ask her if she would see them. When Miss Josie returned to the room Mrs. Corn called her attention to Mrs. Damron being in a leaning condition on the chair and before they could do anything she fell to the floor with a paralytic stroke. They assisted her at once and she rallied a little and said she would soon be over it, and did not want them to call a physician, but they saw Dr. Bean passing and called him in, and he gave her some medicine and carried her home and upstairs and laid her on the bed, and again expressed herself to the effect that she would soon be better but hardly had she said so until she sank into unconscious [sic] from another stroke and never rallied from it.    
     Mrs. Damron will be missed as she was always ready to help and further any good cause. She had been a member of the M. E. Church since childhood and was a member of the Foreign Missionary Association and the Woman’s Relief Corps.

[Note: Previously typed transcription (author unknown) found in the Simmerman files, Damron file, Bossard Library. Date of birth from stone April 11, 1834 with w/o John G.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Volume XIX
Number 328
January 22, 1909
Sent by Lynn Anders


Dana, Mrs. Jarusha

     Mrs. Dana, the mother of Mrs. Judge A. Logue, died at the residence of her daughter in this city last Friday, after about a week's illness.  Her exact age we have not learned, but she was about 86.  Her funeral took place last Monday afternoon.  She was buried beside a sister in the old cemetery, who died about the year 1812.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Jan. 28, 1889
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Daniel, Sylvester Woodard

Aged Man Dies At Home In Meigs
Sylvester Daniel Dies After Long Illness
     Middleport. June 20 -- Sylvester Woodard Daniel, 75, died at the home of E. C. Mulford on Gravel Hill, Middleport, late Saturday evening after a long illness. His home was formerly at a point in Gallia county back of Addison, where his home burned last winter when a little child of the Mulford family burned to death. After this disastrous fire he came to Middleport to reside with the Mulfords, who are related to him. The funeral takes place from the residence Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock with the burial in the Gravel Hill cemetery at Cheshire. Mr. Daniel was unmarried.

Athens Messenger
June 10, 1927
Transcribed by Connie Cotterill Schumaker


Daniels, Annette (Janetta) [Hines]

Mrs. Daniels Dead
     Mrs. Annette Daniels passed away at her home on Garfield Avenue Wednesday morning, April 29, 1914, aged 60 years. Her death was caused by heart disease. The funeral services were conducted at the residence Thursday afternoon by Rev. Dabney. The remains were laid to rest in Pine Street cemetery by Undertaker Myers of Sand Fork. The deceased was a fine woman with many friends and was a sister of Mrs. Henry Zimmerman and Mrs. Alexander Keller of Gallipolis.

[Note: Tombstone is Janetta - Wife of John Daniels, Death Cert. states 1844-1914, which would make her age 70, not 60 years old as stated above. Parents: Jonathan Hines born in Vermont, Mother’s maiden name: Truesdale born in Ohio - Informant was Alex Kellar]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, May 7, 1914
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Daniels, Elizabeth

     DANIELS - In Porter, of dropsy, March 3rd, 1876, Mrs. Elizabeth, wife of Abram Daniels, in the 45th year of her age. The deceased leaves a family of six children, the eldest in her 18th year. Her sufferings were protracted and severe, continuing nearly two years; all which she endured with much patience and fortitude. She had been for several years a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. She died in faith and earnest expectation of a happy and glorious immortality. thus she passed from a world of discomfort, sin and suffering, as we trust, to a world of bliss, unalloyed and uninterrupted peace.

[Note: Buried in Fairview (Long) Cemetery in Springfield Twp - B. April 24, 1831 & D. March 3, 1876. Tombstone gives date of death as 3/3/1874.]

Gallipolis Journal
March 30, 1876
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                    Top of Page


Daniels, J. Samuel

J. Samuel Daniels, 83, Dies In Porter
     J. Samuel Daniels, 83, died at 3 p.m. Sunday at his home in Porter from a stroke. He became ill that morning. Funeral services will be held at the Porter Church at 2 o'clock Tuesday, with Rev. J. L. Stephenson in charge. Burial in Vinton Memorial Park by Coleman.
     Mr. Daniels was born in Gallipolis, May 14, 1856, and was a son of Silas and Mary T. Bing Daniels. On Dec. 4, 1880, he married Effie Fulton of Addison Township. No children were born to them and she died about 15 years ago. In their latter years both were cared for by Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Lawless, the latter being a niece of Mrs. Daniels and reared from childhood in the Daniels' home.

[Note: Death Certificate: John Samuel Daniels 83 years, 9 months and 26 days of age died March 10, 1940 . Father born Fayette Co., PA and mother Gallia Co. OH.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 11, 1940
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Daniels, John

Death of John Daniels
     Mr. John Daniels of Guyan township, died this Saturday morning, July 11, 1903. His funeral services and burial will be Sunday afternoon at the Dickey Church. He was about 45 years old and left a wife and a large family of children, besides brothers and sisters, and was a good citizen. He was plowing last Tuesday and one of the plow handles struck him in the stomach, producing internal injuries which caused his death.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 11, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Daniel[s], John

John Daniel Dead
     Mr. John Daniel, who worked in the furniture factory here several years ago, died at Sandusky last week.
The remains were brought here and interred at Pine Street Cemetery. He left a wife but no children. His wife was a sister of Henry Zimmer.

[Note: buried as Daniels. Born April 11, 1844 Hancock, WV; died June 7, 1909; 62 years 1 month and 25 days. Cause of death Tuberculosis of intestines and stomach. Parents: Jesse Daniels and Elizabeth Govie, both born PA.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
June 18, 1909
Transcribed by F. K. Brown


Daniels, Marcus F. (Mark)

M. F. Daniels, 69, Succumbs After Illness
     Marcus F. (Mark) Daniels, 69, of Rt. 1, Gallipolis (Addison-Bulaville Rd.) and retired Gallia County farmer died at 2:30 a.m., Sunday in Holzer Hospital. He had been in failing health seven years. His condition had been serious the past five days.
     He was born on Jan. 4, 1899, in Addison Twp., son of the late Frank and Dora Wright Daniels. He is survived by his wife, the former Flossie Shafer. He was twice married. His first wife, Emma Mae Randolph, preceded him in death in 1920.
     He is survived by one son, Lewis Daniels, of Akron. Step-children surviving are Robert Donnally, Gallipolis; Mrs. Arnold (Garnet) Tyndale, and Manson Donnally, Newport News, Va., and Mrs. Dorothy Kent, Pt. Pleasant. Two grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren survive, along with one brother and one sister, Mrs. Cecil (Margaret) Berry, Ravenna, O., and Lynn F. Daniels, Cuyahoga Falls, O. One sister preceded him in death.
     Mr. Daniels spent his entire life in Gallia County. He attended the Addison Baptist Church, and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Siloam 456, in Cheshire.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home under the direction of Rev. Alfred Holley. Burial will be in Reynolds Cemetery in Addison. Masonic services will be held Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3:30 p.m., Tuesday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, January 22, 1968
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Daniels, Mary J.

     Mary J. Daniels 86, 4505 Chatham, died Sat. Oct. 11 1986 at Midland Hospital Center. She was born Nov. 17, 1899 in Gallipolis, OH to John and Nancy Martt Baker. She married Oscar L. Daniels, Aug. 12, 1928; he died in 1974. She was a graduate of Ohio University and taught English in high schools in Ohio and WV. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and a resident of Midland, MI since 1944.
     She leaves a son, Dr. Stacy L. Daniels of Midland; and a grandaughter, Julie. She was preceded in death by a brother Homer Baker of Gallipolis, OH in 1985.
     Memorial services will be held Wednesday at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. I. A. Bush officiating. Friends may call at the Church on Wednesday untill the time of the services. Arrangements were made by the Ware-Smith-Woolever and Co. Funeral Home.
     Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund.

Midland Daily News, Midland, MI
From Linda Yeakle,
Transcribed by Marian Schoonover


Daniels, Taphena [Wilcox]

     News of the death of Mrs. Taphena Daniels of Columbus was received here Sunday. Mrs. Daniels was the last survivor of the Stephen and Rebecca Wilcox family. The relatives attending the funeral Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Wilcox, B. B. Wilcox, Playford Wilcox, Harry Wilcox, Mr. and Mrs. K. G. Kirkendall. Mrs. Cush Strong is also a niece of Mrs. Daniels.
     Mrs. Daniels was 85 years old and her death occurred Sunday at the home of her son, Ross Daniels, 1567 Richmond Ave.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Vinton News Notes
Tuesday, January 2, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Daniels, Thomas E.

T.E. Daniels, 69, Rocky Fork, Dies Saturday
Was Nominated For County Commissioner In May 3 Primary
     Thomas E. Daniels, 69, farmer and coal operator of Rt. 1 Crown City (Rocky Fork) community
died in Holzer hospital at 9 p.m. Saturday. He had been a patient there for the past
ten-days. Mr. Daniels had been a Gallia County commissioner from 1946 to 1954 and was
nominated on the Republican ticket for that office in the primary election on May 2.
     He was born in Guyan twp., on Sept. 15, 1890 the son of the late Reuben E. and Emma Fellure
Daniels. His marriage was to the former Myrtle Hager and she survives, along with the
following children. Gilbert of Rt. 1 Gallipolis, Mrs. Morton (Elma) Caldwell of Northup,
Roy of Rt. 1 Crown City, Kenneth of Scottown, Mrs. Dean (Cleo) Smith of Galion, Mrs. Ralph
(Rosalee) Cox of Mt. Sterling, Thomas A. of South Hadley, Mass., Mrs. Samuel (Verda)
Gillespie of Cleveland, Mrs. Kenneth (Thersa) Wells of Chillicothe, Mr. Monroe(Lillian)
Hall of Crown City and Mrs. Joseph (Geneva) Drayer of Columbus. There are 51 grandchildren
and six great-grandchildren.
     Other survivors are a brother and three sisters, Floyd Daniels of Gallipolis, Mrs. Myrtle
Wrightsell of Harrisburg, Mrs. Garnet Kline and Mrs. Ora Whistler, both of Massillon.
     Mr. Daniels was a lifelong resident of Guyan twp., and he and his wife had spent their
entiere married life in the same community. They were married at Catlettsburg, Ky. in
August 1914. He was a member of the Good Hope church where services will be held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday. Rev. Charles Lusher will officiate and burial will follow in the church cemetery
under the direction of the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral
home until 11 a.m. Tuesday when the body will be taken to the late home.
     Pallbearers, all grandsons, will be Melvin Caldwell, Marion Caldwell, James Daniels, Carl
Daniels, Kenton Daniels and Steven Cox.

Gallipolis Tribune
June 6, 1960
Transcribed by J. Farley


Daniels, William S.

     Died, in Guyan township, on the 3d of May, 1869, William S. Daniels, youngest son of Permelia J. and Nehemiah Daniels, aged 2 years, 4 months and 3 days. [Poem by P.J.D. follows.]

The Gallipolis Journal
May 13, 1869
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Danner, Cirena

Death of Mrs Joseph Danner, Jr
     Mrs. Joseph Danner, Jr., died Sunday morning, Feb 11, 1923, at the Holzer Hospital following the birth of a daughter after a Caesarian operation, which occurred Saturay night. Mrs. Danner was formerly Miss Cirena Kerns, and was the daughter of Ansel and Charlotte Howell Kerns. She was born May 30, 1903, and was united in marriage with Joseph Danner, Jr., June 1st, 1922. She was a former student of G.A.H.S. and leaves many friends to mourn her loss.
     She is survived by her husband and infant daughter who is doing nicely, her mother, Mrs. Charlotte Kerns, four brothers, Will Kerns of Ostrander, Howell and Clyde of Columbus, Garrett of Lincoln, one sister, Mrs. Gordon Houck of Pataskala, two half sisters, Mrs. George Dickey of Winona, Ill., and Mrs. John Chambers of Uber, Ind., one half brother, Joe Kerns of this city.
     The body was taken to the home of J. L. Danner on Vine street form which place the services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon, at 1:30. Interment will be at Mound Hill by Undertaker Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Mon, Feb 12, 1923
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Danner, John H,

     John Harold Danner, 75, a resident of Dayton, Ohio, died Thursday evening at Miami Valley Hospital.
Born July 23, 1914 in Gallipolis, he was the son of the late John Emmons and Mary (Grube) Danner. He was a World War II Veteran and retired carpenter.
     Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William (Linda) Zielazny; two grandson, Craig Zielazny and Glenn Zielazny; one sister, Mrs. Helen Danner DeWitte of Winter Haven, FL and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one brother, James Emmons Danner and one sister, Elise Danner Kimball.
Services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Routsong Funeral Home in Dayton.
     Gravesite services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mound Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Archie Conn officiating.
There will be no calling hours.

[Note: died Aug. 31, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Sept. 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Danner, Joseph McKinley

     GALLIPOLIS - Joseph McKinley Danner, 70, Dunnellon, Fla died Friday in an Ocala, Fla hospital. He was born Oct 3 1900 in Gallia County son of the late Joseph L & Basha Houck Danner. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Neuendorf Danner, one daughter, Mrs Josephine Counceller, Anderson Ind and five grandchildren and two great grandchildren. One sister, Mrs Golden(Vesta) Canaday died in 1966. Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Wednesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with Rev Glen R Hueholt officiating.
     Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery.

Sunday Sentinel
July 25, 1971
from Meigs list


Darnbrough, Arthur Jr.

Arthur Darnbrough Jr.

     Arthur Darnbrough Jr., 74, died at his residence Thursday. He was a former sales representative for the Quaker Lace Company, retired owner of Darnbrough's Department Store and retired from the Ohio Department of Transportation.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Florence Montgomery Darnbrough, and a sister, Virginia Auten. He is survived by his wife, Polly; children, Arthur III of Worthington, Deborah of Pittsburgh, Ann of Canal Winchester, Stephanie of Springfield and Will of Gallipolis; seven grandchildren and two nieces.
     He was a graduate of William Penn Charter Preparatory School and honor graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was a member of the Pennsylvania football team and captain of the lacrosse school. He was also a member of Phi Kappa Beta and Sphinx honor societies, and Psi Upsilon fraternity.
     In 1957, the Darnbroughs purchased Altman's Department Store and remain in business until 1971. From the time until his retirement in 1983, he was associated with the Ohio Department of Transportation.
     He was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, the Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elk, the Gallipolis Club and was a past president of the Gallipolis Retail Merchants' Association.
     A memorial service will be conducted at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, Sunday, 2 p. m. , Rev. Albert MacKenzie and Rev. William Myers officiating. Arrangements are by McCoy-Wetherholt-Moore Funeral Home.

[Note: Died May 28, 1987]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                        Top of Page


Darnell, Edna Ruth

     Edna Ruth Darnell, 71, 2123 Chestnut St., Gallipolis, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at her residence. Born Feb. 6, 1913, in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Pearl Ramsey. She married Ralph W. Darnell, who survives, on July 3, 1928, at Point Pleasant.
     Also surviving are three daughters, Edna Lloyd of Columbus, Joan Casto of Baltimore, Md., and Delores Oldaker of Holt, Fla., two brothers, Gilbert of Rand, W. Va., and Albert Jr., address unknown; a sister, Mildred of Rand; and 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, Ralph, Ronald and Gerald and by several brothers and sisters.
     Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday in Willis Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bob Madison officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7-9 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 5, 1984
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darnell, Gerald Lewis
Darnell, Ronald Winfield

Two Brothers Drown In Pond At GSI
Father’s Day Tragedy Claims Lives of Ronnie Darnell, 15 And 13 Year-Old Brother, Gerald
    
A Father’s Day tragedy about 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon claimed the lives of the only two sons of an East Gallipolis father when the youths drowned in the old tileyard pond on the Gallipolis State Institute grounds.
     The victims were Ronnie Darnell, 15, and his brother, Gerald, 13, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Darnell of 2123 Chestnut St.
     At the time of the tragedy, the father, who is employed by the Gate City Transportation Co., was enroute from Detroit, Mich., to Columbia S. C., with a load of new cars. He was contacted at Chillicothe by the state highway patrol and inform- [Rest of sentence omitted.]
     The pond is along the railroad tracks not far from the boys’ home. The drowning came during an attempt of the boys to swim across the pond which is quite deep. They were accompanied by two other neighborhood boys, Robert Bush, 14, and Gary Porter, 11, of Smithers St., and it is understood that Bush had entered the water along with the two brothers.
     There are conflicting reports about the manner in which the boys spent their last moments. One is to the effect that the younger boy had reached the far shore and returned to the aid of the other and another report is just the reverse. Both boys who accompanied the Darnell brothers were so shocked by the event that their stories were in conflict. It is estimated that the water at the spot where the boys drowned is between 15 and 20 feet deep.
     The Gallipolis fire department and state highway patrol were called to the scene and recovery operations were started. By the aid of grappling hooks, the bodies with arms and legs entwined, were recovered together and pulled to shore by Harvey Brown, fireman and Ernest Thompson, Miller ambulance driver, at 3:40 p.m. Unconfirmed reports were that the brothers had been in the Gallipolis swimming pool earlier in the afternoon. The pond in which they met their death is fenced in and posted for no trespassing.
     Both of the boys were newspaper carriers. Ronald had a Tribune route in his home section and his brother acted as substitute and was a carrier for a Huntington morning paper. They were students in the Washington school this past year and would have entered Gallia Academy High School as freshmen next fall.
     Ronald Winfield Darnell was born in Gallipolis on June 28, 1940, and his brother Gerald Lewis, was born on Nov. 6, 1942. They are survived by the parents, the father already named and the mother was the former Edna Ruth Ramsey. Three surviving sisters are Mrs. James (Edna Lee) Lloyd and Mrs. John (Dolores Louise) Oldacre of Gallipolis, and Mrs. Herman (Dorthea Joan) Casto of Baltimore, Md.
     Mrs. Laura Darnell of Gallipolis is the paternal grandmother and Mrs. Pearl Ramsey of Rand, W. Va., is the maternal grandmother, and they both survive along with 10 uncles and 7 aunts. A brother, Ralph Lowell, preceded them in death.
     Funeral services will be held at the First Church of the Nazarene at 2 p.m., Wednesday. Rev. Vernon Shafer will officiate and burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Miller’s Home for Funerals.
     Both the drowning victims attended the Sunday school at the church and pallbearers will be selected from their classmates. Friends may call at the late home, 2123 Chestnut St., Monday evening.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, June 18, 1956
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darnell, Laura F.

     Laura Frances Darnell, 102, formerly of Kanauga, died at 6 p.m. Tuesday in Doctors Hospital North, Columbus, having been in failing health for several years.
     Born Jan. 24, 1880, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Ellen Nickodemoas Gilkison. She married Altman Lee Darnell in 1900, and he preceded her in death in 1939.
     Surviving are three sons, Ralph of Gallipolis, Wayne of Columbus and Warren of California; two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Virginia) Frye of Rt. 3, Gallipolis, and Mrs. James (Helen) Gladfelter of Indianapolis, Ind.; 31 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday in Miller’s Home for Funerals, with the Rev. Alfred Holley officiating. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Manchester, Ohio. Friends may call at the funeral home from 4-7 p.m. Friday.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 8, 1982
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darnell, Lee Altman

Lee Darnell Died At Mill Creek Home
     Lee Altman Darnell, 61, died very suddenly of a heart attack about midnight at his home up on Mill Creek, a couple miles beyond the city limits. Apparently he was feeling about as well as usual when he retired. Later he had an attack and aroused members of the household but before anything could be done for him, he expired.
     Mr. Darnell was a man of small stature, reserved and yet friendly, and until recent months was often seen about the Courthouse. He was born at Manchester, O. About two years ago, he bought the farm on which he had since been living from the trustees of Rio Grande College.
     He is survived by his wife, Laura Frances, and these 11 children: Edna Swisher, Porter; Frances Wetherholt, Langsville; Charles, Benjamin, Ralph, Lowell, Wayne, Marion, Helen, Virginia and Warren Darnell, all at home.
     The body was taken to A. E. Tope’s mortuary. Rev. H. M. Smith of the Church of God will conduct the funeral services probably at 10 o’clock Monday at the home, but interment will be made at Manchester, it was indicated this forenoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, June 10, 1939
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darnell, Ralph L.

Darnell Baby Dies
     Ralph, the baby son of Ralph and Ruth Ramsey Darnell, died about 11 o’clock last night at the home on First avenue. He was nine months old. Two sisters, Edna Lee and Dorothy Joan, in addition to the parents, survive.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E. C. Venz at the Darnell residence Friday at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Maddy cemetery by A. E. Tope.

[Note: Nov. 2, 1935 – August 19, 1936; Age 9 months 17 days. Death certificate shows he is buried in Maddy Cemetery; however, the stone reflects burial was in Mound Hill Cemetery.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 20, 1936
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darnell, Ralph W.

     Ralph W. Darnell, 80, of 2123 Chestnut St., died Monday at Holzer Medical Center. He was born Jan. 21, 1910 in Logan, Ohio, son of the late Lee A. and Laura Frances Gilkinson Darnell. He was preceded in death by his wife, Edna Ruth Ramsey Darnell, on April 4, 1986 [1984]. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene.
     Surviving are three daughters, Edna Lee Lloyd of Columbus, Joan Casto of Pasedena, Md., and Delores Oldacre of Holt, Fla.; two sisters, Ada Virginia Fry of Cora, and Helen Gladfelter of Indianapolis, Ind.; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters, and three sons.
     Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Mound Hill Cemetery with Pastor Michael Bearden officiating. Friends may call Willis Funeral Home Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, March 13, 1990
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darst, Alma A. [Ellis]

Mrs. George Darst Died At 5 A. M. At Turkey Run Home
    
Alma A. Darst, wife of George Darst, died at 5 o’clock this morning at their home on Turkey Run back of Cheshire. Death was due to organic heart disease from which she had suffered for a year.
     Mrs. Darst lacked a year and a day of being 53 years old, having been born May 6, 1884. She was a native of Vinton county and a daughter of the late Steven and Typhena Wilcox Ellis.
     On May 24, 1902, at Pomeroy, she and Mr. Darst were married. He operates a coal mine near his home. There survive, besides the husband, these seven children, Mrs. Nellie Frazier, Middleport; Ernest Darst, Addison; Mrs. Mary Little and Mrs. Bessie Mayes, Cheshire; Pearley, Wilbur and Goldie, all at home. There are also a brother and a sister, Archie Ellis and Mrs. Tena Lynch, Cheshire.
     Mrs. Darst was a member of Old Kyger Baptist church. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. S. A. Phillips at the residence at 2 o’clock Wednesday. Burial in Gravel Hill by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 5, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Darst, Alonzo Saunders

Death Beckons To A. S. Darst Tues. Afternoon
Useful, Worthy Citizen, Succumbs to Long Illness
Funeral at Home at 10:30 Wednesday

     Alonzo Saunders Darst, a well-known and life-long resident of the county, died at 2:30 Tuesday afternoon at his farm home above Kanauga. Death was due to a bladder affection [infection] and the infirmities incident to his fourscore years.
     Though in poor health for two years at least, Mr. Darst’s condition did not become critical until about two weeks ago. He knew the end was drawing near and methodically arranged for his funeral in minute detail. He designated the undertaker, minister, selected three of the pallbearers, and asked that his lodge select the others, and even selected his burial clothing. To the last he was tenderly cared for by his devoted wife, son and daughter-in-law. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Scott Mossman at the residence at 10:30 Wednesday. Burial at Gravel Hill by Tope.
     Mr. Darst was born and reared in Cheshire tp. and one of 13 children of Elijah and Mazie Darst. He would have been 81 on Dec. 19, next. He was united in marriage to Alvina McCarty on August 11, 1878, and she and one son, Archie O. Darst, of Kerr, survive. He is survived also by one brother and three sisters: Newton Darst, Elizabeth Darst, and Mrs. Amanda Thomas, all of Kyger, and Mrs. Louisa Gregory, Alice. Mr. Darst had belonged to the Freewill Baptist church of Old Kyger since his boyhood and had been a member of the K. of P. lodge at Cheshire for 42 years. He was a steady, stalwart, industrious man, devoted to his home and loved ones, and had won the respect and esteem of a wide circle. He and Mrs. Darst had lived above Kanauga for 20 years, having acquired what was then known as the Joe Trichler farm in 1911.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, July 26, 1933
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darst, Alonza Luther

     ALONZA LUTHER, son of Douglas and Mary (Gilmore) Darst. Was born at Cheshire, Ohio, on December 9, 1937, Died at Gallipolis, Ohio December 15, 1967, Age 30 Years 6 Days.
     He was united in Marriage to Georgie Barton December 20, 1959. To this union were born three children. Lonnie was a Kind son. Loving Husband and father, and was loved by all who knew him.
His beliefs and desires were expressed in deeds rather than words. We are even glad to trust him in the hands of him who knoweth all things and does all things well.
     Death came very suddenly, leading him to a higher life where pain, sickness, and death never comes.
He leaves to mourn their loss his wife, two sons, one daughter: David Alonzo, Daniel Ray, and Debra Ann all at home. One Brother, three sisters: Richard Darst, Cheshire, Ohio; Mrs. Dale (Grace) Ellis, Masa, Arizona; Mrs. Brady (Ellen) Gilbert, Cheshire, Ohio; Mrs Gleason (Helen) Gilbert, Gallipolis, Ohio. His Father and Mother, Mr and Mrs Douglas Darst of Gallipolis, Ohio. He will be greatly missed, and these words have and will continue to come forceably to the ones who love him best.

                We miss thee from our midst dear one,
                    We miss thee from thy place.
                    A shadow o'er our life is cast
                    We miss the sunshine of thy face.
                    We miss thy kind and willing hand,
                    Thy fond and earnest care.
                    Our home is dark without thee…

Darst, Alonzo 'Lonnie'
Darst Rites To Be Held On Tuesday
     Services for Alonzo (Lonnie) Darst, 30, Cheshire, a victim of the Dec. 15, 1967 Silver Bridge collapse, will be conducted at 1:30 pm Tuesday at the McCoy-Wetherholt Funeral Home by the Rev. John M. Jeffrey. Darst, operator of a dump truck for the James W. Merry Stone Co. was the 38th body to be recovered from the Ohio, on Saturday afternoon.
     Burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 2-4 and 7-9 pm today.
Born Dec. 9, 1937, in Cheshire Twp., he was the son of Douglas and Mary Gilmore Darst, Spring Valley Estates. He attended school at Cheshire.
     On Dec. 20, 1959, he was married to the former Georgia Barton, and she survives along with three children, David, 6; Debra, 4; and Daniel, 3. Other survivors are three sisters, Mrs Ellen Gilbert, Cheshire; Mrs Helen Gilbert, Gallipolis; and Mrs Grace Ellis, Mesa, Ariz., and a brother, Richard Darst, Cheshire.

Daily Tribune, Gallipolis, OH
February 6, 1968
Transcribed by Cheryl A. Enyart                                                                      Top of Page


Darst, Appellonia M.

Aged Mrs. Darst Dies of Injuries And Infirmities
Funeral Is Set For 2 Thursday At Poplar
     Mrs. Appellonia M. Darst, who fell and broke her hip at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Hortis Rife, died there at 11:15 Tuesday forenoon. She was in her 87th year and was the widow of Harmon R. Darst, who died on May 9, 1913.
     Mrs. Darst was born near what is now Hobson on July 15, 1854, but much of her girlhood was spent at the place where she died, at the foot of the Kyger side of the Lindsay Hill. She was a daughter of George and Appelonia Pfolaun [Warner], both natives of Germany, one having been born at Baden and the other at Winehyne.
     Mr. and Mrs. Darst were married Dec. 17, 1874, by W. J. Fulton and they lived on Stingy Creek until his death. Since then she had divided her time among her children: Perry Darst, Marion; Harvey Darst, Mrs. Lena Mulford and Mrs. Rife, all of Cheshire R. D. There is one living sister, Mrs. Susie Smith of Maple Shade.
     Mrs. Darst was a member of the Poplar Ridge F. W. Baptist Church. Funeral services will be conducted there at 2 o’clock Thursday by Rev. Harvey Bolton. Burial there by Coleman & Son.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, November 27, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darst, Archie O.

Archie O. Darst Dies At Albany on Monday
     Archie O. Darst, age 62, poultry raiser, died yesterday afternoon at his home in Albany. He had been ill from a heart ailment the last four years. Mr. Darst was born in Cheshire, Gallia county. He served for a long period as family officer at the Boys Industrial School in Lancaster, and later operated a poultry plant on Route 160 in Gallia County for 10 years. He lived in Marysville and in Meigs County before moving to Albany last
Oct. 6.
     Mr. Darst is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude M. Darst, and several cousins. Funeral services will be held at the residence in Albany, Thursday at noon (slow time), conducted by the Rev. Thomas Smith of Albany, and burial will be made in Gravel Hill Cemetery in Cheshire. Friends may call at the home after Wednesday noon.

Athens Messenger
Tuesday, February 13, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darst, Archie O.

Archie O. Darst Dies At Albany
Burial At Gravel Hill Close To His Birthplace
    
Archie O. Darst, a native of Cheshire, who had spent most of his 62 years in this county, died Monday afternoon at his home in Albany. He had suffered from a heart ailment for four years and it was on account of the dampness affecting his health that he moved from Gallia County the last time.
     For years he was a member of the staff of the Boys Industrial School near Lancaster. Thence he returned to his native county and operated a chicken farm on Route 160 beyond Kerr---now the property (known as Dunmovin) of H. C. Kent.
     After the death of his parents, Alonzo and Elvina McCarty Darst, at their home above Kanauga, Archie and wife lived there a few years. They had lived near Marysville and in Meigs County before going to Albany last October.
     They were married here June 20, 1906 by Rev. Harry B. Lewis. Among the surviving relatives, besides Mrs. Darst, who was B. Gertrude Maddy, are many cousins.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday noon at the Albany residence, with Rev. Thomas Smith in charge. Burial will be at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 14, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darst, Elizabeth

Death Claims Miss Elizabeth Darst, 78, Rites At Cheshire
    
Miss Elizabeth Darst, a native of Cheshire tp., died at 1 o’clock this morning at Laurel Cliff, near Pomeroy. She had been ill three weeks and succumbed to uremic poisoning. She had made her home with her nephew, Earl Thomas, who has a store, and who is a son of Oscar Thomas of near Kyger.
     Miss Darst was in her 79th year, having been born Nov. 1, 1858. She was a daughter of Elijah and Mazie Halfhill Darst. She is survived by a brother and a sister: Newton Darst, Cheshire R. D., and Mrs. Laura Gregory, Wilkesville. Another sister, Mrs. Oscar Thomas, died a few months ago.
     Decedent was a member of the Old Kyger Baptist church. Funeral services will be held at the Cheshire Baptist church at 2 o’clock Thursday, with Rev. L. C. Shaver in charge. Burial at Gravel Hill by J. L. Coleman.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 6, 1937
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darst, Esther

     Esther Pierce was born April 17, 1849, and departed this life March 12, 1920, aged 70 years, 10 months and 24 days. She was united in marriage with Eli Kennedy May 5, 1867. To this union were born seven children, two of whom preceded her to the Glory World, and also the father on Sep. 13, 1903. She was married to Samuel Darst January 5, 1906. She united with the church when she was quite young. A few years ago she was received as a member of the Baptist Church on Poplar Ridge, living a consistent Christian until the time of her death.
     She leaves her husband, five children, Mrs. Charles Russell of Pomeroy, Mrs. William Hogue of Middleport, Mrs. Harvey Butcher of Silver Run, and Freeman and Lunnie Kennedy of near Kyger, several step-children, six grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

We loved her, yes, we loved her,
But Jesus loved her more;
And at His will He called her,
To yonder shining shore.

The Master had a need for her,
Unknown to us below;
And at His will He called her,
Prepared her will to go.

     Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 11 o’clock at Poplar Ridge Church by Rev. Reed, burial at Poplar Ridge cemetery by Undertaker Demaine.

[Note: Buried as Ethel Kennedy Darst]

The Gallia Times
May 20, 1920
Transcribed by Mary Kay Clark                                                                        Top of Page


Darst, Malinda

IN MEMORY
     In memory of Malinda Darst, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah Darst, who was born Dec. 15, 1828, and departed this life Nov. 27, 1913, aged 84 years, 11 months and 12 days. Three sisters, Isabelle Lewis, Julia Halfhill, and Nancy Halfhill, and one brother. Elijah Darst, all preceded her to a better land. She leaves a number of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. For the past 13 years Mrs. Darst had made her home with Harmon and Newton Darst. She had been a sufferer for a number of years but bore her afflictions with great patience.

Farewell, dear aunt, sweet thy rest,
Weary with years and worn with pain,
Farewell, till it some happy place
We shall behold thy face again.
'Tis ours to miss thee, all our years,
Thine in the Lord to rest, for so,
He giveth His beloved sleep.

Gallia Times
Dec. 3, 1913
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Darst, Mary E. [Rupe]

Mary, Wife Of Newton Darst, Died Sat P.M.
Funeral Services Will Be Held At 2 Tuesday
     Mary E. Darst, wife of Newton L. Darst, died Saturday evening at their home on Stingy Creek in Cheshire tp. She had been ailing for seven months and death was due to cancer. Both Mr. and Mrs. Darst were lifelong residents of Cheshire tp. She lacked but 10 days of being 75 years old, having been born near Kyger Dec. 7, 1863. She was a daughter of George L. and Amanda Brock Rupe and was the last survivor of her generation of the family. A brother, Emanuel Rupe, died early this year. The late James Rupe, who lived in Maple Shade, was another brother.
     Mrs. Darst was a member of the Freewill Baptist church at Old Kyger and was an industrious, home loving woman who had the respect and esteem of all who knew her. There survive, besides the husband to whom she was married on Oct. 7, 1882, these six children: Mrs. Clyde Werner, Mrs. Virgil Darst and Mrs. Lester Roush (twins), Harlow M. Darst, Budd Darst and Walden Orville Darst, all living within a radius of a few miles from the parental home. Three sons, Ross, Clarence and Ira preceded her in death. There are 33 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
     Funeral will be held at Old Kyger church at 2 Tuesday, p.m. Burial at Gravel Hill by Rawlings-Coates of Middleport.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 19, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Darst, Mary E. [Rupe]

Obituary
     Mary E. Rupe, daughter of George Isaac and Mandy Brock Rupe, departed this life 6 p. m. December 17, 1938. She was born Dec. 27, 1863. Age 74 years, 11 mos. and 20 days.
     She was united in marriage to Newton L. Darst Oct. 7, 1882. To this union were born six sons, three daughters. Besides her husband, she leaves to mourn their loss six children: Mrs. Clyde Werner, Harlow Darst, Mrs. Virgil Darst and Mrs. Lester Roush (twin daughters), Budd Darst and Walden Darst, all of Cheshire. There are 33 grandchildren. Three children, Ira, Ross, Clarence and four grandchildren having preceded her in death.
     She was the last one of her family of seven. She was baptized by S. W. Stansbury and united with the First Kyger Free Will Baptist church Feb. 14, 1892, and lived a good Christian life attending church when health permitted.
     She suffered greatly, but bore it patiently and trusted her heavenly Father who doeth all things well. Husband and children tenderly cared for her and did all that loving hands could do.
     Funeral services were held at the First Kyger Baptist church Tuesday, Dec. 20, 1938 at two p.m. by Rev. Wm. Shephard. Burial in Gravel Hill cemetery.

CARD OF THANKS
     We wish to thank all those who so generously assisted during the sickness and death of our dear wife and mother; those who gave the beautiful floral offerings; the singers, Rev. Shephard for his consoling words and undertaker Rawlings-Coates for the kindness and sympathy shown.               N. L. Darst and Children.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, December 23, 1938
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darst, Moses

     Tribute of Respect. At an early hour on the morning of the 29th ult., the members of Morgan Centre Division S of T No. 197 , assembled at their hall preparatory to performing the last tribute of respect to a departed brother, Moses Darst, and being joined by the brethren of the Union Star Division, together with the friends and neighbors of the deceased, a procession was formed consisting of about three hundred persons, whence they proceeded, with solemnity and good order about two and a half miles to the grave, where the obsequies were performed. After which a special committee was appointed to draft resolutions, expressive of the sentiments of the Division on the occasion, who reported the following, which was unanimously adopted: Whereas in the dispensation of Providence, we are called to lament the loss of a brother who was much endeared to us, by his connection to our Division, and his uniform, kind, and charitable spirit, manifested in his deportment; and with sorrow to reflect that the seat once filled by our dear brother is now vacant, and that the voice once heard in our hall, is hushed in death forever. Therefore,

Resolved,
     That in the death of brother Moses Darst we have lost a valuable member of our division and an exemplary youth.
     2d. That we deeply sympathize with the relatives of the deceased in their bereavement.
     3d. That a copy of this report be presented to the relatives of the deceased.
     4th. That we return our thanks to the members of Union Star Division, for the sympathy and condolence manifested in their preamble and resolutions sent us, and for their attendance with us to share the solemnities of the occasion.
     5th. That a copy be sent to the Gallipolis Journal for publication.
Hiram Wilcox, Committee, April 30, 1855

[Note: The S of T would stand for the Sons of Temperance of the State of Ohio. There apparently was a local chapter/division at Morgan Center.]

The Gallipolis Journal
May 10, 1855
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Darst, Nancy

     Nancy, wife of Abraham Darst, living in Clay Township, passed to her eternal home Jan. 26th, 1892, aged 78 years and 20 days. She was married sixty years and was the mother of ten children, of which five are living, two sons and three daughters. She has been a member of the Christian Church for 58 years. She was kind and friendly to everyone.
     My heart leaped forth to see them lower her into the grave who had been taken from this world of sorrow to a home I trust in heaven. I deem the bereft friends have the sincere sympathy of the whole community. May the infinite God who reigns over all cause them to see their state and standing before it is too late, and may God bless the church of which she was a member, and may her children and grandchildren follow her in her footsteps in so far as she followed the Master. And we pray that her husband may have closer communion with God the remaining days of his life, for "rest comes sure and soon.

"I stood by the narrow casket
And gazed on the silent form;-
All safe from the heat of summer,
All safe from the winter storm.
At rest from the pain and struggle,
At peace in our Father's arm,
No more shall the trials weary,
No more can the suffering harm.
She sleeps with the green grass above her,
As pure as each beat of her heart,
In life it is everywhere claiming
Of love on her bosom a part.
The smile on her face yet lingers,
That ever among us she wore,
As if 'twas a jewel reflecting
Some light from the heavenly shore.
She will dwell in our memories ever,
Like sunshine too quickly away,
While oft through the rift of the future
Shall glisten a beautiful ray.
God has called thee home, dear mother,
To his bright and happy home;
Though we loved her dearly, fondly,
We have said "Thy will be done."
                 A Friend

Gallipolis Bulletin
February 20, 1892
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Darst, Newton L.

Newton Darst, Aged 80, Passes At Early Hour
Funeral To Be Held At Old Kyger At 2 Thursday
     Newton L. Darst, 80, of Cheshire R. D. (Stingy Creek), died about 2 o’clock this morning in the Holzer Hospital. He entered the hospital last Thursday and was operated Monday for prostate trouble. Mr. Darst was well aware of the seriousness of his condition, for he told this writer after entering the hospital that he was willing to risk an operation because he had suffered so much, and there was no other chance of regaining his health. He had been ailing several months but before that was always active and rugged.
     All his fourscore years were spent in Cheshire tp., where he was born August 10, 1860. He was a son of Elijah and Massie Halfhill Darst. On Oct. 7, 1882, he married Mary E. Rupe, a daughter of George I. Rupe of Kyger, and she died Dec. 18, 1938. Their married life had lasted more than 56 years.
     Surviving are Mrs. Clyde Werner, Mrs. Virgil Darst and Mrs. Lester Roush (twins), Budd Lawrence Darst and Walden Orville Darst, all living within a few miles of their old home, and Harlow Darst of Marion. Mrs. Clyde Bradbury of Gallipolis is one of 33 grand-children.
     Mr. Darst was a hard-working, home-loving man, who had the unalloyed affection of his children and other near ones, and the respect of all those among whom he had lived. He was a member of the Kyger Freewill Baptist church. There the funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Thursday. Interment will be at Gravel Hill cemetery by Rawling-Coates. The body was to be taken from the mortuary in Middleport to the home this afternoon.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 3, 1940
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Darst, Roy [Morris Ross]

Crushed And Killed
Fatal Accident on Little Kyger Saturday
     Roy Darst, 30, son of Newton Darst, was instantly killed just before dinner time today (Saturday) when a thresher engine he was steering backed from a side hill against the thresher. Newton Ward, the engineer was also on the engine, and had his leg crushed and broken. He was hurried to the Holzer hospital.
     The men were trying to drive the engine up a side hill when its valves went wrong and it began to back down hill. Ward shouted to Darst to jump out of danger, but he hesitated too long. Both men were caught in the crash, but Ward escaped death.

[Note: 8/5/1887 - 7/28/1917 s/o Newton & Mary Rupe Darst; buried at Gravel Hill Cemt.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, July 28, 1917
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Darst, Ross

Ross Darst’s Life Is Crushed Out
In Threshing Machine Accident Near Cheshire Saturday—J. N. Ward Hurt
     Ross Darst sustained injuries from which he died in an hour or so and J. Ned Ward’s left leg was badly fractured just above the ankle in a threshing machine accident on the Deer Hollow grade, in the Dutton lane above Cheshire, early Saturday morning. It was Ward’s threshing outfit and it was being taken from H. H. Roush’s to Theodore Harpold’s place. The engine had been uncoupled from the separator and run to the top of the grade. Then Jim Jenkins, another member of the crew, tried to hook the separator to the engine with a log chain. The chain was too short, so the engine was backed. Ward was on the engine and Darst at the wheel. Having started it back, it seemed impossible to stop the engine. Ward says he yelled to Darst to jump, but the latter seemed spellbound and said nothing. Both remained at their posts until Darst was pinned between the wheel he held and the feeder’s platform, which had been hooked up in an upright position. The pressure against Darst was so heavy it broke the steering wheel and shoved the separator over the blocks at the rear of its wheels. Thus Darst was released and he fell sprawling across the tongue of the separator. A few second later, the engine, still backing slowly, caught him between the water tank and the separator tongue, cutting off his left leg above the ankle.
     Just before Darst was bumped into the separator, Ward tried to pull him to one side of the wheel, which Darst clutched so firmly. Then came the impact and it knocked Ward down on the engine platform. His left leg hanging over the platform was pinioned between the platform and separator tongue, fracturing both bones above the ankle. Despite his injury, he turned the steam into the cylinders, reached the throttle and ran the engine forward a foot or so. Darst was then carried out of the danger zone and Dr. C. W. Ely was sent for.
Dr. Ely was then at Milt Salser’s home and Darst was dying when he reached the scene, having lived about 90 minutes after the accident. In that interval he said little, but did inquire about the physician. Ward was brot [sic]here for treatment by Dr. Holzer. He has a room at Mrs. Pollock’s at 452 Second, near the post office. He is getting along splendidly.
     Darst was a son of Newton Darst and is survived by his wife and three little children. Much sympathy is felt for them. The family lived on Niday Scott’s farm. The funeral was held at Old Kyger at 10 o’clock Monday and the attendance was very large. Burial at Gravel Hill under the auspices of the J. O. U. A. M.
--------

Ward was hurt quite seriously on June 1,1916, in a sawmill accident.

[Note: He is buried at Gravel Hill Cemetery, Cheshire. His stone lists his birth date as Aug. 5, 1886, and his death date as July 28, 1917.]

Unknown newspaper
Aug. 4, 1917
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Darst, Sarah [Swisher]

     Mrs. Sarah Swisher Darst, 79, a native of Gallia county, died at 8 p.m., Tuesday, at the home of her only daughter in Hartsville, O.
     Mrs. Darst was born in Cheshire twp., on March 3, 1887, daughter of the late Eli and Marie Fulton Swisher. Her marriage was to Harvey Darst at Cheshire in 1908. He preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1965.
     The surviving daughter is Mrs. Tom (Lucille) Metcalf of Hartsville, and there are seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. A sister, Mrs. Effie Lollis of Fostoria, also survives.
     Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, at Miller's Home for Funerals. Rev. Earl Shuler will officiate, and burial will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home Thursday afternoon and until the hour of service.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday January 11, 1967
Contributed by Cheryl Enyart


Darst, Walter

     Walter Darst, 84, a well-known Kyger area resident, died Wednesday at Mesa, AZ. Mr. Darst was born at Rutland in 1905 and was a son of the late Alonzo and Elizabeth Simms Darst. He was retired from the University of Arizona Experimental Farm and was a lifelong member of the Old Kyger Freewill Baptist Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Chloetta Robberson Darst; three sons, Gary, Mike and Terry Darst and a daughter, Jennifer Pierce, all of Mesa, AZ; a brother, James (Jim) Darst of Albany; a sister, Mrs. James Stewart Hat of Toledo; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd and Douglas and three sisters, Pearl Markins, Leanna Grover and Alma Rathburn.
     Services for Mr. Darst will be Saturday at Bunker's Chapel, 33 North Centennial way, Mesa, AZ.

[Note: Born July 7, 1905; died Dec. 6, 1989]

Gallipolis Paper
Dec. 7, 1989
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Daugherty, Georgia Anna [Fowler]

Mrs. Daugherty Dies At Home Above Kanauga
Funeral Is Set For 2 Wednesday At Addison
     Mrs. Georgia Anna Daugherty, aged 60, wife of Homer V. Daugherty, died about 7 o’clock Sunday evening, at their home above Kanauga. Mrs. Daugherty had been in poor health about three years. However, she recovered from an operation performed here two years ago and it was not until last April that her condition became serious and soon thereafter hopeless. Nothing was left undone by loved ones to make her last days as comfortable as possible.
     Decedent was born Dec. 14, 1882, on Old Town Creek, eight miles or more from Pt. Pleasant, and was a daughter of the late Bennett and Cynthia Peck Fowler. Forty-two years ago next Saturday she and Mr. Daugherty were married and they resided in Mason County until they came to Gallia in the fall of 1913. The years that have passed since then were spent at Addison and Kanauga and at then present home near the mouth of Georges Creek.
     Surviving her besides the husband are these six children: Mrs. Roy G. Shoemaker, Gallipolis; Mrs. Walter Schoonover, Kanauga; Cecil Daugherty, Addison; Woodrow Daugherty, Middleport; Mrs. Paul Burns, Cheshire, and Charles, at home. There are 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and these four brothers and three sisters: William Fowler, Middleport; James of Fairmount, Indiana; Earl, Addison; Don, Pt. Pleasant; Jennie Eckard, Lancaster; Lena Roush, Steubenville; Daisy Maddy, Kanauga.
     Mrs. Daugherty was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gallipolis and of Gallia Council, Daughters of America, and the Past Councilors Association. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Wednesday at the Addison Baptist Church with Rev. E. C. Venz and Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Interment will be made in the Reynolds Cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, August 17, 1942
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Daugherty, Homer Varian

H. V. Daugherty Dies 6 A. M. At Up-River Home
Retired Marietta Employee Suffered Stroke Monday
    
Homer V. Daugherty, well-known hereabouts and in Mason County, of which he was a native, died at 6 o’clock this morning at his home just below Georges Creek. He suffered a stroke Monday evening. Though his health had been failing and caused him to give up his position at the Marietta plant a year ago, his death came as a shock to the members of his closely knit and mutually devoted family.
     Homer Varian Daugherty was in his 65th year, having been born Oct. 4, 1880, in the Flat Rock community of Mason County. He was a son of Hugh and Eleanor Gill Daugherty. On Aug. 22, 1900, he married Georgia Ann Fowler of the Old Town neighborhood and 13 years later, they moved to Gallia County. During the years that followed, they resided at Kanauga and Addison and later at the home between the two villages where he passed away.
     Mrs. Daugherty died Aug. 16, 1942. Some time after that he married Mrs. Frances Burns of Portsmouth, who survives and who has endeared herself to his children and their children.
     The surviving children are Mrs. Roy G. Shoemaker, Gallipolis; Mrs. Walter Schoonover, Kanauga; Cecil Daugherty, Addison; Woodrow Daugherty, Middleport and Akron; Mrs. Paul Burns, Cheshire; who recently has lived at the parental home; Charles Daugherty, who is serving under Gen. Mark Clark in Italy. There are 18 grandchildren, four of whom are in the armed service, and two great-grandchildren.
     Other survivors are the following brothers and sisters: Roy and George Daugherty and Mrs. Growe Ake, Pt. Pleasant; Charles Daugherty, Dunbar; Mrs. Iva Greer, of Huntington; Mrs. Oma Hayman, Letart; Mrs. Blanche Love, Indiana; Mrs. Zelda Stern and Mrs. Gaynell Lawson, Beckley; Mrs. Faye Gardner, Flat Rock.
     It is probably that funeral services will be held on Sunday, but word is awaited from several relatives before the arrangements are completed.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, April 12, 1945

Daugherty Rites Set For 2 Sunday
    
Funeral services fore Homer V. Daugherty will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday at the Addison Baptist Church, in charge of Rev. E. C. Venz, a neighbor and close friend of the family. Interment will be made in Reynolds Cemetery by F. J. Entsminger.
     There were two unfortunate omissions in the published account of Mr. Daugherty’s death. Surviving, in addition to those mentioned, are a brother, Frank Daugherty of Akron, and these three stepsons: Clifford Burns of Cincinnati; Paul, living at the parental home, but now employed in Nashville, Tenn.; and Chief Petty Officer, Carl Burns, San Francisco.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 13, 1945
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davidson, Lena V.

     CHILLICOTHE Lena V. Davidson, 87, of Chillicothe, and formerly of Gallipolis, passed away, July 7, 2016. She was born Nov. 8, 1928, in Malsfeld, Germany, the daughter of Martha and Georg Viehmann. Lena married Kenneth E. Davidson in 1948. Lena and Ken lived in Kanauga and Gallipolis, where they raised their four children, before moving to Chillicothe in 1968.
     Lena was a devoted mother and housewife. She enjoyed bowling, gardening, shopping, housekeeping and visiting her Germany homeland.
     Lena is survived by her husband, Ken; a son, John Davidson; daughters, Sandra (Garry) Barnes, Patsy (Bob) Wineriter and Linda (Steve) Jacobs; 10 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
     A graveside service will be held at noon Monday, July 11, in Mound Hill Cemetery, Gallipolis, with her son-in-law Garry Barnes officiating. Friends may call Ware Funeral Home, Chillicothe, between 4-6 p.m. Sunday. You may sign her online register at www.warefh.com.

Gallipolis Sunday Times Sentinel
July 10, 2016
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

 


Davies, Anne [Edwards]

Mrs. J. J. W. Davies Dies; Rites Monday
     Mrs. Anne Edwards Davies, whose health had been failing for some time, died at 3:30 a.m. today at her home in Thurman. She was the widow of J. J. W. Davies and was 75 years old.
     Two sons and two daughters survive; Stanley and Miss Ada, who lived with their mother; Mrs. Lynn Jones, whose home is between Oak Hill and Jackson and J. Lehr Davies of this city. Other relatives surviving are three sisters and a brother; Mrs. L. O. Jones of Oak Hill and Misses Sarah and Mary Edwards and Abraham Edwards, who make their home together at Thurman. Until the death of Mr. Davies a few years ago, the Davies' home was just out of the village of Thurman on the Oak Hill road.
     Funeral services will be held Monday at 1:30 o'clock in the Methodist church at Thurman. Burial will be at Tyn Rhos by Steve Thomas.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth October 27, 1864, date of death July 14, 1939, father Edward Edwards and mother Elizabeth Alban.]

Newspaper (prob. July 1939, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davies, Daniel Oscar

Dan O. Davies Died Last Night At Home Here
Rites Set For Church Of Christ At 2:30 Friday
     D. O. Davies, 66, former O. H. E. attendant, died at 7:50 last night at his home on Portsmouth Ave. He had been in a helpless and hopeless condition since suffering a cerebral hemorrhage in May and his death had been expected. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Friday at the Church of Christ, with Rev. Ted Waller officiating. Interment at Tyn Rhos by C. R. Halley. The body will be returned from the mortuary to the home at 7 p.m. today.
     Daniel Oscar Davies was born Sept. 5, 1878, and hence lacked less than a month of attaining his 66th birthday. He was a son of William J. and Amy Jane (Davies) Davies of Raccoon Twp. He married Edna Houck, following a courtship that began when both were employed at the O. H. E. They accepted positions at the Boys Industrial School near Lancaster about 1925 and then about four years ago retired and came back to Gallipolis to reside. For a while last year he operated the Spear service station near his home and in October returned to the O. H. E. He and wife were both working there when he was stricken.
     Mr. Davies is survived by, in addition to his wife, these three sisters and two brothers: Mrs. David Jones, Thurman; Miss Ella Davies, Gallipolis; Mrs. Amy Fellows, Saginaw, Michigan; Evan W. Davies, Van Wert, and Jenkin W. Davies, Venedocia, O. County Recorder Lucille Rees and Deputy Recorder Frances Jones are nieces.
Mr. Davies was a reserved but genial man, honest and square in his dealings, and a useful and industrious citizen.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, August 9, 1944
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davies, Elizabeth

Obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth Davies
     Born in Caermorthen Shire, South Wales, Dec. 26, 1814, died May 28, 1891, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Jones, near Siloam church, Gallia county, Ohio. From these dates we find her age to be 76 years,5 months and 2 days.
     The subject of this obituary wads the widow of the late Rev. John A. Davies ,Siloam, who died about two years and a half before her. The parents of Mrs. Davies were David and Eleanor (Richards) Reese. It is but little we know of her early history save that the first 26 years of her life were spent among the lonely hills of Wales, her native country. Then, she emigrated to this country, and soon after arriving in New York, she was married on the 24th day of May,1841, to Rev. J. H. Davies, with whom her history for the next 47 years, was to commingle. We find they spent a few weeks at Minersville, Pa., visiting a brother of Mr. Davies, then came to Oak Hill, Jackson Co., Ohio, a which place, in about six weeks and also at Tyn Rhos, Mr. Davies was instrumental in organizing congregational churches, became their pastor and sustained this relation to both until 1850, when he retained the charge of only Tyn Rhos, which charge he gave up again in 1858 and resumed the charge of Oak Hill, laboring there until October 1858 when here moved to his farm near Patriot, Gallia County, Ohio, and thereafter continued his labors to Siloam, where he organized a congregational church in 1860 and to which he sustained the relation of pastor until a few years prior to his death, when the infirmity of old age induced him to resign. He died December the 24th, 1888, aged 88 years, 3 months and 19 days. Mrs. Davies remained at the old home until a short time before her death, when she removed to her daughter Eleanor's, at which place she remained until her death.
     Mrs. Davies faithfully shared the experiences of her husband both of sorrow and of joy. Of the former,, their cup was often full, as is the case with well nigh all mortals, thus corroborating Job's experience: "Man that is born of woman is of few days and full of trouble." As an example of sorrow we will briefly mention but one event: John, their oldest son, and second child, when about 16 years old, left the house in the evening well and happy, but ere the hour of midnight of the same evening, the heart rending news was brought to the parents, that their son John was drowned. This took place in the Raccoon River, near Siloam Church, June 1861. Yet the cup of Joy was sometimes theirs, and on the whole both were courageous, hopeful and happy. She was his inferior in intellectual attainments, if not in natural abilities, yet his compeer, if not superior in some important qualities. She had a most healthy and noble constitution, while his was not the strongest, though he far outlived her in years. Her personal appearance was very attractive, while that of Mr. Davies was, we would almost say, decidedly the other way. The contrast of physical appearance in the day of their arrival at Oak Hill, we are told, heard from a Welshman resident, the ---- remark, "Indeed Abraham and Sarah have now come to our midst."
     She was not as quick tempered as Mr. Davies and thus was often able to give him a kindly advice. One quality she admirably possessed, which, for the want of a better frase, we will call taciturnity, that trait of character or mental make-up, which will keep even a minister's wife from becoming involved in the gossiping of the neighborhood. The "tattle of the day" too often lassoed the minister's wife, siding with others. We are told that Mrs. Davies never crippled her husband's influence for good because of her failure in this point. Not claiming perfection for her more than others of Adam's fallen race, we can further add, that he was well nigh a perfect model of cleanliness.
     Both possessed strong characters, with a marked individuality. They had much of the spirit of adventure, and were doubtless fitted in many respects by God and chosen of Him, who seeth the end from the beginning, to leave Emit, Wales, and wend their way, penetrating into the wilds of Southern Ohio, in search of the scattered few Welsh, who were here in dispersion, and gather them here and there into small churches so that, though in the wilderness, their hungry souls might be fed with heavenly manna. The churches, where Mr. Davies preached for much of his time, were far apart, and the roads, if roads they may be called, passed through large and dense forests. Sometimes in attending associations, or special meetings he would ride hundreds of miles on horse back, going from Oak Hill as far as Cincinnati and Newark, and even to Pittsburgh, Pa. Such a tour, then was attended with considerable danger, and would occasion much anxiety on the part of Mrs. Davies, as to the fate of her husband. Many were the trials and hardships to which they were subjected, as is generally the case with pioneer life. But both endured all with much Christian fortitude until the end.
     Mrs. Davies was buried at Tyn Rhos the second day after her death. The services were conducted by W. O. Jones, preaching from the text: Luke XX, 36 :Neither can they die any more; for they are equal unto the angels." Her sister Mrs.. Ann Williams and family, of Shawnee, O ., were present at the funeral.
     She was the mother of eight children, six of whom are living-three daughters, Eleanor, Mary and Ann, living in the neighborhood of Siloam, and three sons, William, living at Fort Scott, Kansas, Thomas and Robert in this vicinity, all of whom are married. Thus, now, will both Mr. and Mrs. Davies, "The storms of life are over." After a long, adventurous and useful life, both lie peacefully, side by side in the Tyn Rhos cemetery.. W. O. Jones.

Gallipolis Journal
September 16, 1891
Page 3 Column 7
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Davies, Mary

     OBITUARY - Mrs. Mary Davies was born Aug. 1822; died Aug. 31, 1892, in the 70th year of her age.
Her birth place was Cardiganshire, South Wales, G.B. She came to this country in 1847, in the year following she was married to Mr. E. Davies, and soon made their home near Rio Grande, Gallia Co., Ohio.
To them were born nine children, six of whom and also, Mr. Davies have preceded her to the spirit world. Three are still living, Mrs. David R. Evans, living in Gallipolis, Ohio. Maggie and James on the old homestead. She has left one sister, Mrs. Ann Edwards, near Vega, Jackson Co., Ohio.
     Mrs. Davies had been for several years in rather poor health, she was naturally tender hearted, and having much sickness and many deaths in her family and among her near relatives had well fitted her to sympathize with all in distress and sorrow.
     While visiting Mr. Cling of Rio Grande a short time before his death, I was glad to hear him say something that I do not often hear; he praised his neighbors. “I have nice neighbors” said he over and over. This was partly because of his own genial temper but partly also because of the disposition of his neighbors. Mrs. Davies family was one of the neighbors to whom he alluded. Any neighborhood would have been better because of her presence.
     I saw in the audience the day of her funeral some faces that I had never before seen at Tyn Rhos. They were her old friends. She gave herself early to Christ, and I think we can truly say that her life was a consistent one -- well worthy of imitation.
     She was buried at the old Cemetery of Tyn ‘Rhos whence a large concorse of her relatives and friends followed her to her resting place. Sad was the parting at her grave for earthly friends, but happy the meeting with long lost friends on the other shore. The services were conducted by Rev. W. O. Jones, B.D. in English and W. R. Evans, in Welsh. May the children follow the foot-steps of their mother in so far as she followed the Master.
A Friend

The Gallipolis Journal
Wednesday, September 28, 1892
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, A. B.

Rev. A. B. Davis Is Claimed by Death
End Comes After Illness of More Than Two Years With Paralysis
     Rev. A. B. Davis, aged 70, retired minister and former pastor of Grace M. E. church, died Saturday at his home in Columbus after an illness of more than two years with paralysis.      Rev. Mr. Davis was born at Bladen, Gallia County, in 1860, and began work as a teacher in 1883. He ended his active teaching career at Vinton, Ohio, in the 1894-95 term, but continued to teach normal courses for several years.
     He served on the Gallia county school examiner’s board eight years. In 1902 he entered the ministry, subsequently filling pulpits at Cheshire, Shepard, Chatham, Reynoldsburg and Columbus, his 21 years in the ministry including seven years in the Grace M. E. church. He retired on account of his health seven years ago.
     Surviving Rev. Mr. Davis are his widow, Mrs. Kittie Davis, two daughters, Mrs. C. C. McCray, 3273 East Main street, and Mrs. P. W. Young of Mansfield, and one grandchild.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Schoedinger Co. chapel. Burial at Reynoldsburg.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, April 28, 1930
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Davis, Adda Roselma

     Died, in Perry township, July 28th, 1866, Adda Roselma, daughter of Aaron and Ruth Davis, aged 2 years, 5 months and 27 days.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 16, 1866
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Davis, Alfarata Vesuvius

Heart Attack Brings Death To Aged Lady
Mrs. Alfarata Davis Dies Suddenly Sunday Evening
     Mrs. Alfarata Vesuvius Davis, mother of City Commissioner Alfred W. Davis, died suddenly Sunday evening of heart failure at her home on State Street. She had returned home after attending Sunday evening services at the First Baptist Church. She was on her way upstairs to her room when the end came.
     Mrs. Davis was 74 years old. She was born April 16, 1853, at Pliny, WV, the only daughter of David A. and Mary Parker Foard. Her early life was spent on the old Foard farm at Pliny. she was married to the late Henry Davis and came to Gallipolis about 43 years ago.
     Mrs. Davis is survived by two sons, Alfred and Elmer, prominent Gallipolis merchants, one daughter, Mrs. Edith Steinbeck of this city and two brothers, D. Clinton Foard of Charleston, WV and Tallie W. Foard of Huntington, WV. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild Her husband, Henry Davis, preceded her in death nine years ago.
     For about forty-three years Mrs. Davis was a member of the First Baptist Church of this city, most of which time she served as church clerk.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Davis will be held Wednesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church at 2 o'clock. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery in charge of Undertaker, A.E. Tope.

[Note: Death Certificate.. died July 31, 1927 Gallipolis. 74 years, 3 months and 25 days of age]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, Aug. 1, 1927
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Davis, Alfareta V. [Foard]

Heart Attack Fatal to Mrs. Davis
Well Known Resident Died Suddenly at Home in This City
     Mrs. Alfareta V. Davis, 74, widow of Henry Davis, well known saddler, died suddenly at her home in this city Sunday evening of heart trouble. She had attended church services that evening and fell while ascending the stairs to her room.
     Mrs. Davis’ maiden name was Foard and she was born at Pliny, W. Va. She and Mr. Davis were married 43 years ago, and he passed away nine years ago. She leaves two sons, Alfred and Elmer Davis, well known merchants here, and a daughter, Mrs. John Steinbeck of this city. Two brothers, seven grandchildren and one great grandchild survive her.
     Mrs. Davis was a life-long member of the Baptist church and was active in church work. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the First Baptist church, interment following in Mound Hill cemetery.

[Note: According to her death certificate available at familysearch.org, she was born April 6, 1853, to David and Mary Parker Foard and died July 31, 1927.]

Gallia Times
Thursday, August 4, 1927
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux                                                                      Top of Page


Davis, Alfred W.

Leading Figure In Many Circles Passes Suddenly
Funeral Is Set For 2 Monday 1st Baptist Church
     At 11:40 last night death ended the career of Alfred W. Davis, leading merchant and churchman and exemplary citizen. He passed away in the twinkling of an eye at the Holzer Hospital, where he had been taken from his home at 422 Fourth Ave. at 1 o'clock in the afternoon. Death had resulted from an arterial blood clot. For nearly two years Mr. Davis had been treated for diabetes and his condition had suddenly become very grave just before he was rushed to the hospital on Christmas day in 1941.

Regains His Health
     A long course of treatment restored his health in large measure and after an absence of some months he resumed his duties as the directing head of the Davis-Shuler Co. He was on duty there Tuesday of this week, visited the store on Wednesday, enjoyed Thanksgiving day with his wife and sons and their wives and children. Friday morning he was ill, but apparently not alarmingly so, though a few hours later it seemed advisable that he be taken to the hospital and he made the trip there in his brother's car. Hence when the news of his passing came it was a shock not only to countless friends but also to the members of his own family.
     Mr. Davis was 63 years old last July 1 and for 57 years had resided in Gallipolis. He lived a busy, useful life and was respected and revered by young and old alike, having made a record of which his loved ones may ever be proud.
     He was a capable and successful merchant, a pillar in the Baptist Church since his young manhood, the head of a fine family, and had to his credit some years of faithful and honorable public service. Alfred Wooster Davis was born at Pliny, Putnam County, W. Va., July 1, 1880, the oldest of three children of Henry and Alfarata Foard Davis. In 1886 the family moved to Gallipolis and Alfred W. attended the local schools. His first clerical position was in the shoe department of the old Bankrupt Store under the late W. A. Brosius and he served there under the Brosius successors, including J. V. Lee.
     Almost 25 years ago Mr. Davis took the leading part in organizing the Davis-Shuler Co., which took over the W. P. Beall store, enlarged it and successfully managed the business until his death. Among his associates in business are Miss Margaret Shuler, vice president of the company, and his brother, Elmer Davis, as secretary-treasurer.
     On November 8, 1900, Mr. Davis and Anna Lelia Cheney were married here. She died March 8, 1939.
Last June 30, at Mannington, W. Va. Mr. Davis married Miss Bess Brininstool of New York. The officiating minister was Rev. F. E. Brininstool, a brother of the bride and a former pastor of the local Baptist church. Mrs. Davis, a devoted companion, survives. Also surviving are three children of the first marriage: Lois, wife of L. A. Mayes of Long Beach, Calif., Kenneth Davis, local Western Union manager, and Dean Davis of the Commercial & Savings Bank staff. There are four grandchildren; the brother, already named, and a sister, Edith, wife of John C. Steinbeck of this city.
     About 15 years ago Mr. Davis served as a member of the City Commission with A. K. Merriman and the late J. K. Powell. He had previously been a member of the City Council and the Library Board of Trustees. He was a member of the Modern Woodmen.
     In the First Baptist Church he had served as a trustee, deacon, Sunday school superintendent, choir director, and was teacher of the Men's Bible class. Until ill health forced a curtailment of his activities he was a staunch supporter and aide for every pastor of the church of his choice, and was an outspoken exponent of every cause that appealed to him as being worthy and righteous.
     Funeral services will be conducted at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon at the First Baptist Church by Rev. J. Edward Hakes, pastor. The body will be taken there at 12:30 that day and friends may go there to view the features or they may go earlier to the Wetherholt funeral parlors. Interment will be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

[Note: From death certificate date of death November 26, 1943.]

Newspaper (prob. November 1943, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davis, Alfred W.

Davis Funeral largely Attended
     As had been expected, a large crowd gathered at the First Baptist Church this afternoon for the funeral of Alfred W. Davis. The body had lain in state there since 12:30. Following the services to be conducted by Rev. J. E. Hakes, pastor of the church, interment was to be made in Mound Hill Cemetery by Geo. J. Wetherholt & Sons. Selected for pall bearers were Carl Calvert, Raymond Gooch, F. Clay Halley, Francis E. Kerr, James Danner and Earl Saunders.

[Note: From tombstone 1880-1943]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Davis, Alma [Drummond]

Mrs. John J. Davis Dies At Home Near Mudsoc
Services To Be Sunday
     Death followed a stroke suffered Wednesday afternoon at 5 a.m. today for Mrs. Alma Drummond Davis, 57. She died at her home near Mudsoc.
     Mrs. Davis was a daughter of the late Monroe and Hattie White Drummond and was born and spent her entire life in the neighborhood where she died. She was a member of the Walnut Methodist Church. She married John J. Davis, who survives, Jan. 21, 1914, and three sons also survive, Beldon and Richard Davis of Patriot, and Ray Davis of Waterloo Star Rt. She also leaves two brothers, Elmer and Cyrus Drummond of Patriot; and three sisters, Mrs. Maude Elliott, Mrs. Blanche Davis and Miss Goldie Drummond, all of Patriot.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Walnut Methodist Church with the Rev. Lowell Nihizer officiating, with burial, under the direction of O. F. Elliott, to follow in Neal Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 30, 1950
(Newspaper is misprinted 1951)
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Davis, Amos

Death of Amos Davis
     Mr. Amos Davis, living near Rio Grande, died Tuesday, March 4th, 1902, aged 73 years. He was an excellent old gentleman, a widower, his wife having preceded him a year ago. He left three children of adult age, two daughters, and one son, Misses Emma and Flora and W. A. Davis. The funeral services at his late home Thursday morning at 9 o’clock and also at Vega, when they reach there.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 5, 1902
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Anna Lelia [Cheney]

Death Claims Mrs. Davis, Outstanding As Church Leader
Finis Written At 2 O'clock This Morning to Career That Meant Much to Her Native City
Husband and Three Children Survive Her
     Early this morning death claimed one of the city's beloved and revered women-Mrs. Anna Lelia Cheney Davis, wife of Alfred W. Davis. From a coma that climaxed her long illness she lapsed into a sleep eternal at 2:30 at the Holzer Hospital. Family and friends were prepared for the sad news that rapidly spread over the city as the day succeeded night, inasmuch as no hope for her recovery had been held out by the attending physicians since she was taken to the hospital on Tuesday.

Was In Her 59th Year
     Mrs. Davis recovered to some extent from a breakdown suffered last August- a long time prior to that her health had not been good- but a month ago she again became bedfast and she gradually succumbed to a heart condition.
     Mrs. Davis was born here Nov. 8, 1880, the daughter of the late Frank M. and Artie Green Cheney. In her school days she gave unmistakable promise of the years of useful service of a high order that were to be hers. She was graduated from the local high school in 1898 and her attainments as a student are still vividly recalled by the other members of her class.
     In her early teens she was converted to the cause of Christ while paying a visit to a loved one in Cincinnati. She united with the First Baptist church of this city Aug. 8, 1897.
Her marriage to Mr. Davis, then a clerk and now a leading merchant of the city, took place here Nov. 8, 1900- her 20th birthday.

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Hundreds Attend Funeral Rites of Mrs. Alfred Davis
     Impressive and largely attended funeral services were held for Mrs. Alfred W. Davis yesterday afternoon. The Baptist church was filled to the doors. None of the familiar phrases is adequate to convey the correct impression as to the number and beauty of the floral pieces.
     Forty to fifty members of the Ann Judson Bible class, of which the decedent was the founder and teacher, attended in a body and a majority of them were used as flower bearers. Several business houses closed their doors from 2 to 3 as a tribute to this notable woman and her family.
     Rev. Mr. Sagen reflected his own heaviness of heart as he paid tribute to the character and services of Mrs. Davis and drew a lesson from her mode of living and giving. The pall bearers were Earl Saunders, F. E. Kerr, H. B. Pierson, J. I. Richards, Herman Condee and Clay Halley.
     Mrs. Lois Mayes, who with her two children came from her home in Long Beach, Calif., for the funeral, will remain with her father until summer. Today she placed her 10 year old son, Robert, in school here.

[Note: She is buried at Mound Hill CE. From her death certificate date of death March 10, 1939.]

Newspaper clippings (prob. March 1939, Gallipolis) found in the Simmerman file, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Davis, Annie

Annie Davis, 84, Dies In Columbus
     Mrs. Annie Davis, 84, wife of David W. Davis, retired Centerville funeral director, died early today at her home at 300 16th Ave., Columbus. Death resulted from a fall seven weeks ago in the bedroom of her home when she suffered a broken hip. Mr. Davis retired from the funeral director business eight years ago, and they moved to Columbus at that time.
     She was a native of Gallia County as is her widower. They were married 61 years ago. He was associated with Steve Thomas as a funeral director for several years before he retired. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Methodist Church at Centerville and a life member of the WSCS.
     Decedent is survived by two sons, D. Harvey Davis, Columbus funeral director and J. Spurgeon Davis, superintendent of schools at Tuppers Plains and two grandchildren.
     Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Centerville Methodist Church. Friends may call at the D. Harvey Davis Funeral Home in Columbus from 2 until 5 and from 7 until 9 p.m. Tuesday. The body will be in state at the Centerville Church for one hour preceding the funeral services. Family requests omission of flowers. The Rev. Jerald Baker will conduct the funeral services. Burial will be made in Tyn Rhos Cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, December 15, 1952
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Annie [McMillin]

Death of Mrs. Davis
     Mrs. Annie McMillin Davis, wife of Engineer W. E. Davis and formerly of Vinton, died at Logan, O., on Sunday of last week. The funeral and burial were at Vinton in the McGhee cemetery. Mrs. Davis was aged 31 and leaves a husband and young son to mourn her loss. She died of typhoid fever.

[Note: From Ohio Death Certificate: Daughter of William McMillin and Margaret Scott Died of typhoid fever and heart failure. Born 14 Feb 1881]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 28, 1912
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Davis, Catherine [Angel]

Death of Mrs. Davis
    
Mrs. Catherine Davis, of Bladen, one of the most estimable ladies of this county, died at her home, this morning after an illness of three weeks, aged 82 years. Her funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday by Rev. Griffiths, funeral and burial being at Clay Chapel.
     Mrs. Davis was the widow of the late Rev. O. P. Davis who died in the army in 1861. She had been a member of Bethel Church for 67 years, and had awaited the summons from the Master with serenity and that sweet satisfaction that is the inheritance of those who believe in Him and try to do His will.
     She had been the mother of eleven children and was survived by two sons and two daughters--Rev. A. B. Davis, of Cheshire and C. D. Davis, of Lock 7, the daughters being in the West, one, Mrs. Amanda Roberts, of Missouri being expected at the funeral.
     To these children she was a faithful and loving mother and though she was old and full of years, they lay her down to rest with the greatest regret and sorrow. Hayward & Son have charge of the burial services.

[Note: 1821 - Nov. 1, 1903; Age 82 yrs. 2 mos. 21 das.; She was married to Rev. Oliver Hazard Perry Davis.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday evening, November 2, 1903
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Catherine J.

Gallia County Native Dies in Columbus
Burial at Jackson

     Mrs. Catherine J. Davis, who was born in Perry township in this county 84 years ago, died Tuesday afternoon in University hospital, Columbus, where her home was at 129 West Ninth avenue.
     She was the third of the fifteen children born to the late David J. and Mary Morgan and the widow of John D. Davis who before his death a number of years ago, had been a merchant in both Jackson and Wellston.
     Four daughters and a son survive: Mrs. Ralph Maxwell and Miss Maude Davis of Columbus, Miss Blanch Davis of Cleveland, Mrs. D.R. Smith of Coral Gables, Fla., and Theodore Davis of Chicago. She also leaves three sisters, Mrs. R.W. Reynolds of Columbus, Mrs. Byron Bing of Pomeroy and Mrs. Joseph Donnally of Gallipolis; three brothers, Dr. Gomer Morgan of Rushville, Mo., Dr. Theodore and Dr. Everett Morgan of Marion.
     Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Schoedinger funeral parlors in Columbus. Interment will be at Jackson.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth November 22, 1857; date of death July 15, 1941; mother Mary Davis.]

Newspaper (prob. July 1941, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Morgan file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Davis, Cecil G.

Cecil Davis Succumbs After Long Illness
     Cecil G. Davis, 45, whose long and severe illness had saddened his relatives and friends died at 11 Wednesday night at his home at Bulaville. He had suffered from tuberculosis for a long time and had been bedfast the last year or more.
     Cecil was the older son of Lew G. Davis and was born at Bulaville on May 10, 1889. His mother, married again, survives, as do his wife, two sons, Lewin and Milliard, daughter Marjorie, wife of Jim Shaver and brother, Denver Davis, Kanauga.
     On Dec. 30, 1910, Cecil married Nellie Pyles, then of Maple Shade and a daughter of Pierce Pyles. Cecil was a member of the American Mechanics and they will have a part in the funeral, which is to be held at Bulaville church at 1:30 Saturday. Rev. E. C. Venz will officiate. Burial will be in Rife cemetery by George J. Wetherholt & Sons.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, July 19, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Davis, Charles

Charles Davis
     Mr. Charles Davis died September 10th at the home of his brother Dan J. Davis, after a short illness, aged 39 years. He is survived by brothers James, of Columbus, Dan J. at home, John, of Colorado, and Mrs. Hannah Fry of this county. He was a son of Thomas J. and Anna Davis and was a fine young man with many friends.
     The funeral was conducted by Revs. R. R. Denney and D. S. Jones of the Baptist Church of which he was a member, interment following at Bethesda last Thursday.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, September 20, 1907
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Davis, Charles E.

Charles E. Davis Dies At Patriot Home Wednesday
Rites To Be Held There at 2 [pm] Friday: Burial Here
     Charles E. Davis, 58, who has been seriously ill for weeks, died at 2 o'clock Wednesday at his home near Patriot. Early in the year he was a patient at the Holzer Hospital and last week suffered a stroke.
Mr. Davis was a son of the late Thomas T. Davis and of Mrs. Davis, who survives and is 83 years old.
He married Cora Erit in 1919 and she and a daughter, Darlene, employed at the Holzer Hospital, survive him. The surviving brothers and sisters are Gertrude, Cecil, Robert, James and John at home; Edna and Henrietta, wife of Evan T. Rees, both of Columbus; Delbert Davis, Huntington, and Oscar Davis, Gallipolis. Clyde, another brother, died in 1917.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock (fast time) Friday at the Patriot Church, with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Interment in Mound Hill Cemetery by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth March 22, 1884, date of death March 3, 1943, and mother's name Sarah Ellen Wood.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1943, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davis, Charles J.

Horrible Death
    
Charles, the five-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis, living on Swan Creek, in Ohio township, met his death in a horrible manner last Friday. Mrs. Davis had just finished making a kettle of soap and extinguished the fire leaving the soap to cool. She then left the children playing in the yard with a little wagon and went to a neighbor’s on an errand.
     Mr. Davis, who was plowing in a field near by, came to the house about five o’clock for a drink, and while in the house heard his little boy screaming. He hastened into the yard and found that the child had stumbled over the wagon, striking the kettle of hot soap overturning it and scalding him in such a terrible manner about the body that he died fifteen hours later. Mr. and Mrs. Davis are almost distracted over their misfortune.
     Burial occurred at Providence church Sunday morning, at 10 o’clock.

[Note: 1/20/1893 - 5/8/1897; Age 4 yrs. 3 mos. 17 das.]

Gallipolis Journal
Tuesday, May 11, 1897
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Charlie

Funeral of Charlie Davis
     The funeral of the late Mr. Charlie Davis occurred Wednesday morning at Rio Grande and was quite largely attended. The service was conducted by Rev. Fulton and Rev. Wood. A delegation of the local lodge of the Woodmen of America composed of John Steinbeck, Elias Wetherholt, Elmer Davis, Frank Brothers, Jno. McNealy, Pete Wagner and Theodore Brothers attended the funeral and the Woodmen’s impressive service was conducted over the remains by Elmer Davis, master of the lodge ceremonies. Charlie Davis was a past Venerable Consul of the Gallipolis lodge of Woodmen. Wetherholt & Entsminger had charge of the interment.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, March 4, 1920
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Charlie

     DIED - Charlie Davis, son of John M. and Belle M. Davis of Perry Township, Gallia County, Ohio, died Feb. 14, 1881; aged 1 years 9 months and 6 days of age.

The gave, in tears and pain,
The flower they most did love;
They knew they should find him again,
In the world of light and love,
O'not in cruelty nor in wrath,

The Reaper came that day;
It was an angel visited them,
And took little Charlie away.

[Note: Birth Record: Charles Davis born May 9, 1879 in Perry Township, Gallia County. Parents: John M. Davis and Belle Jones]

Gallipolis Journal
Feb. 24, 1881
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Davis, Clyde

Clyde Davis Dead
Fine Young Man Crosses Dark River Prime
     Mr. Clyde Davis, for several years an employee of the Epileptic Hospital, but for the past year farming near Patriot, died Thursday evening, April 12, 1917, at eleven o'clock at the home of his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Riley Tanner on Third avenue. Mr. Davis had been ill for about two years with diabetes which finally caused his death which came as a great shock to his friends and family.
     Mr. Davis was 28 years old and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. T. Davis, highly respected Welsh people of Patriot. Clyde was one of ten children. Miss Henrietta Davis, of the O. D. Kerr drug store, is a sister.
Mr. Davis came in to Mr. Tanner's last Saturday and was taken down very suddenly. He was married four years ago to Miss Ora Greene, a most excellent young lady who was also an employee of the O. H. E. She survives him.
     The body of Mr. Davis embalmed by Hayward was taken to the home of his grief-stricken parents (this) Friday afternoon where the funeral will take place Sunday, the burial being at Old Pine cemetery and in charge of Undertaker Myers.
     Mr. Davis was a young man of most sterling qualities and high character and was held in the highest esteem by a legion of friends and acquaintances who greatly regret to hear of his demise. The family and bereft young wife have the sympathy of all in their affliction.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, April 13, 1917
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davis, Dan L.

Dan Davis, Rio Grande Citizen, Died This P.M.
Native of Perry Tp., But Merchant At Rio For Nearly 2 Decades
     Dan L. Davis, a leading citizen and merchant of Rio Grande for more than 15 years died at his home there at 12:30 this afternoon. He had been seriously ill for several weeks and his death was not unexpected.
     Mr. Davis was born near Cora about 67 or 68 years ago and was the son of the late Squire D. R. Davis. On April 23, 1893, he was united in marriage with Zella Tanner, who survives him, and who is a sister of V. A. Tanner of this city.
     There also survive these children: Mrs. E. Gordon Boster, Columbus; Mrs. Elmer McCarley, Rio Grande; Orville Davis, Union Furnace; Dr. Harold Davis, Shelby. And there are also three sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Charles Tanner of Gallia, Mrs. Mary Buckle, Mrs. Elizabeth Morton and Vinton Davis, all in the West, and John W. Davis, whose address is unknown.
     At Rio Grande Mr. Davis succeeded in business the late J. F. Martin. Mr. Davis was the second Rio Grande merchant claimed by death in recent months, A. J. Clark having died last summer.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth March 24, 1868, date of death January 9, 1936, buried at Old Pine CE (Gallipolis), father David R. and mother Emily Smith.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1936, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Davis, Daniel

Daniel Davis, 80, Succumbs
     Daniel Davis, 80, who had been a farmer all his life, died in Holzer Hospital at 7:30 p.m. Monday. He had been a patient there for five days. He was a resident of Rt 1, Northup and was a member of Asbury Methodist Church and of the Patriot Grange.
     He was a native of Gallia County and his birthdate was Aug. 11, 1877. He was the son of the late Davis R and Mary Griffith Davis. He was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister, Reese, John and Mary.
     On July 25, 1903, he was united in marriage to the former Ora May Boggs, who survives. Children who survive are four sons and a daughter, Harry and Otis of Northup; Stanley of Vinton, Delbert of Bidwell and Mrs. Arthur (Erma) Rose of Patriot, Ohio. Other survivors are a sister, Mrs. Leslie (Rachel) Siders of Gallipolis and fourteen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son Raymond and a daughter, Mrs. Frances Rose.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Asbury Methodist Church, Rev. Earl Cremeens will officiate and burial will follow in Tyn Rhos Cemetery under the direction of the Elliott-Sanders Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home afternoon on Wednesday and until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
June 3, 1958
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Davis, David

David Davis Dead
     David Davis, aged 13 years, nephew of Mr. and Mrs. John Huddleston of this city, died Monday evening, March 13, 1922, at eight o’clock. The boy was taken ill Friday with an acute case of diabetes. His parents have been dead for several years, and since that time he has resided with his uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Huddleston.
     He was a member of the Baptist Sunday school and a fine young lad with hosts of friends. Rev. Peirce conducted the funeral Wednesday morning at the Huddleston home on upper Second avenue Wednesday morning and interment was made in Tyn Rhos Cemetery.

[Note: His tombstone is in Mound Hill  Cemetery 1908-1922.]

The Gallia Times
Thursday, March 16, 1922
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, David J.

David Davis Passed Away
     David J. Davis, honored in this community as a God fearing man and an upright, conscientious citizen, passed from earth at 9:30 o’clock Tuesday night to the better world and the family, friends and citizens mourn and deplore the loss of this splendid man and estimable, respected citizen.
     Mr. Davis was born at Pittsburg, April 23, 1850, and would have been 62 years of age had he lived until April. In 1856 he moved to Ironton, from that time he had resided here continuously. At the age of 21 years, Mr. Davis entered the plant of the Olive Foundry and Machine Shops as an apprentice and for forty-one years, he was identified with this industry.
     In 1881 Mr. Davis was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Jones of Ironton and to this union three children were born. Trevor J., Margaret E., and Benson J., all of whom with the devoted wife and mother survive the husband and father. Three sisters, Mrs. L. Williams, Mrs. T. J. Hayes and Miss Mary Davis of this city also survive and an only brother, John T. Davis died when he was 17 years of age.
     The funeral services over the remains were held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the deceased’s late home on North Sixth Street. The interment will be made in beautiful Woodland. - Ironton Register.
Mr. Davis was a brother-in-law of Mr. Gomer Jones of Cora.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Thursday, Feb. 22, 1912
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, David L.

Burial of D.L. Davis
     The funeral and burial services of Mr. David L. Davis were held at the Tyn Rhos church and cemetery Tuesday morning, Rev. J.F. Davis, his pastor, aided by Pres. Davis, of Rio Grande, and Revs. Samson, of Oak Hill, Mason, of Siloam, and ex-Auditor J. W. Jones, of Gallipolis; Undertaker Davis, of Thurman, in charge of the interment. Mr. Davis was about 75 years of age and leaves to mourn his loss, a loving wife, who also is critically ill, not being expected to live. Only one child was born to them, Evan D. Davis, attorney at law of Gallipolis. Two brothers and one sister are still living---Mr. John D. Davis, of Oak Hill, Lot Davis, of Jackson, and Mrs. Ann Rogers, of Jackson, and a host of relatives and friends. Mr. Davis was a life-long Christian man and his loss will be felt in church and community.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 3, 1900
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Davis, David Oscar

Davis Funeral Services Friday
     Funeral services for David Oscar (Bcky) [sic] Davis, 58, will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Friday at the Patriot Methodist church by Rev. John Davis assisted by Rev. P. A. Casto. Burial will be in the Patriot cemetery, in charge of Miller's Funeral Home.
     Davis was killed Tuesday morning when the rear wheel of a gravel truck passed over him as he fell while attempting to operate the tail gate opening mechanism. The highway patrol which investigated the accident on the Addison-Bulaville road, about two miles from Addison, reported that Davis died instantly as the wheel of the heavy vehicle, still loaded with gravel, passed over him from shoulders to hips. His watch crushed in the accident was stopped at 9:53.
     Davis had been employed by the highway division of Gallia county for 24 years, and would soon have been eligible for retirement. He had worked for the county since leaving farm work in which he was engaged as a youth. He was born July 29, 1896, the son of the late Thomas T. and Sarah Wood Davis, being one of eleven children, seven of whom survive.
     Davis was married to Helen Cochran of the Patriot community Feb. 19, 1931. While the couple had no children of their own, they cared for several nieces and nephews at various times.
Survivors in addition to the widow include five brothers, James, John, Robert and Cecil, all of Patriot, and Delbert of Huntington, two sisters, Mrs. Evan Reese (Henrietta) of Columbus and Gertrude of Patriot. Two brothers and one sister, Charles, Clyde and Edna, preceded him in death.
     The body will remain at the funeral home until Thursday when it will be taken to the late residence at Patriot. Friends may call at the funeral home this evening, and at the residence until the hour of the services.
Pallbearers will be Levi W. Neal, Carroll Burnett, Richard Davis, L. C. Holley, H. W. Arrington, Willard Evans, and Basil Crews.

[Note: Dates on stone 1910-1955.]

Newspaper (prob. Gallipolis date unknown 1955) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Davis, David S.

David S. Davis, Driving Truck, Killed By Train
Born and Reared Near Tyn Rhos In Perry Tp.
     Davis S. Davis, a native of the Tyn Rhos community, with many relatives in the county, was fatally injured by a train near his home at Tippecanoe City Monday morning. He died at 6 o'clock last evening. A gasoline truck he was driving was struck and demolished when it and a train met at a crossing.
Mr. Davis was in his early 60's and had been engaged in the oil and gasoline business and had lived at Tippecanoe City (Miami county) about 27 years.
     He is survived by his wife, who was Carrie Stewart of Lawrence county, several children and several grandchildren.
     Mr. Davis was a son of Stephen and Elizabeth Rees Davis. Surviving brothers and sisters are: T. S. Davis, Ford dealer, and Edwin and Mannie Davis, Oak Hill; J. S. Davis, Dayton; Evie Davis, Tennessee, and four married sisters, Kate, Amy, Gladys and Lillian, all living in Cleveland. Mrs. R. S. Kerr and Mrs. J. E. Evans Jr. of this city are among the first cousins.
     Funeral services will be held at Tippecanoe City Thursday afternoon. The late date was selected in the hope that a son, in military service in Panama, might be able to attend.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth April 25 or 26, 1878, date of death March 23, 1942, burial in Maple Hill CE, Monroe Twp., Miami County.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1942, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Davis, David T. H.

Former Blacksmith Here, David Davis Dies At Gratiot, O
     David T. H. Davis, 81, a former Gallipolis blacksmith, died at his home in Gratiot, near Zanesville, Saturday afternoon. He was the husband of Mary Wetherholt Davis, and a brother-in-law of Mrs. Carrie Sisson and Elias Wetherholt of this county. He had been totally blind for several years and had been failing rapidly in health during recent months.
     He was employed for many years here at A. T. Brown and later was in business for himself of the J. G. Schreck home [oppo- in a shop which stood on the site site the Baptist church.-sic] While a resident here he was prominent in fraternal circles and was a Past Chancellor Commander of the Knights of Pythias.
Surviving are his widow and two daughters, Carrie, at home, Mrs. Lorenzo Cox, Columbus, and a son, Charles, of Chicago.
     Funeral services will be conducted at the Methodist church in Gratiot at 1 p.m. Tuesday and the burial will be in the charge of Elias Wetherholt, who left here at noon today with H. W. Wetherholt to attend the rites.

[Note: Simmerman wrote the date Feb. 5, 38 on the obituary. From the Sunday Times Signal (Zanesville Signal) dated February 6, 1938 his burial location was given as Popular Fork CE (Think it is actually Poplar Fork in Muskingum County.]

Newspaper (prob. February 1938, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                                Top of Page


Davis, David W.

David Davis Rites Tuesday
     Funeral services for David W. Davis will be held at Thurman in the Methodist church on Tuesday at 11 a.m. He died Saturday morning in Columbus following a heart attack which had been induced by pneumonia.
     Known as "Saddler" Davis by the older residents of this county he had engaged in the funeral directing business for over fifty years and was also a saddlemaker. For many years the business that he conducted at Thurman went under the firm name of Davis and Thomas. The firm has been continued by Steve Thomas who joined the firm as a young man. Steve Thomas' father, Lemuel Thomas, had been associated in the business before his son. D. Harvey Davis, the son of the deceased, is one of the leading funeral directors of Columbus and his place of business is on Summitt St. on the north side.
     Mr. Davis will be buried in Tyn Rhos cemetery following the Tuesday service.

[Note: Stone 1860-1854. Simmerman wrote 10-2-54 on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. October 1954, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                                Top of Page


Davis, Earl Roscoe

Davis, Superintendent At Rio, Will Be Buried Tuesday
     In the passing of Earl Roscoe Davis, 63, Rio Grande College lost another familiar figure. He had been superintendent of buildings and grounds at the college since 1926. He died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday at his home on Portsmouth Rd.
     A native of Raccoon twp., he was born March 30, 1896, one of eight children of the late John and Sarah Jones Davis. He attended Raccoon schools, served in World War I, engaged in farming, and then went with the college.
     His first marriage was to the former Mary Lewis on Oct. 17, 1922 and she died on March 4, 1953. Two children who survive them are Floyd H. Davis of Cardington, and Mrs. John (Betty Jane) Finney of Gallipolis. His second marriage was to Pearl Scott on Nov. 20, 1956, and she survives along with a step-daughter, Mrs. June Rogers of Winder, Ga.
     Brothers and sisters are John Davis, Mrs. Jessie Zimmerman and Chloe Anderson, all of Columbus, Evan Davis of Utica, Ora Davis of Rush, Colo., and Mrs. Margaret Brockmyer of Colorado Springs, Colo. There are eight grandchildren. A brother, Will, preceded him in death.
     Mr. Davis was a member of Calvary Baptist church at Rio Grande and the Centerville Lodge of Masons. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Rev. Luther Tracy officiating. Burial will be in church cemetery. Friends may call at Miller’s Home for Funerals Monday afternoon until Tuesday noon when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 27, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Davis, Edna B.

Edna B. Davis Dies Tuesday
     Edna B. Davis, 73, died at 10 a.m. Tuesday at her residence in Patriot. She had been ill for the past three years. She was born Feb. 2, 1881, the daughter of the late Thomas T. and Sarah Wood Davis at Cora, Perry Twp. She never married. Two brothers, Charles and Clyde, preceded her in death.
     Surviving are six brothers, James, John, Robert, Oscar and Cecil, all of Patriot, and Delbert of Huntington; two sisters, Gertrude, Patriot, and Mrs. Tim Rees, Columbus.
     Miss Davis had made her home with Cecil and Gertrude in the old Davis homestead. She was a member of the Patriot Methodist church and the Order of the Eastern Star, Columbus. About five years ago, she retired after working for the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for several years.
     Funeral services will be held from the Patriot Methodist church at 1 p.m. Thursday, with Rev. P. A. Casto and Rev. John D. Davis officiating. Interment will follow in the Old Pine cemetery by Elliott and Sanders Funeral Home. Friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday at the late residence.

[Note: Year of death on stone 1954. Simmerman wrote 1-11-55 on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1954 or 1955, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davis, Eleanor [Daily]

Eleanor D. Davis
     Eleanor Daily Davis, 69, of 867 Mian [sic] St., Oak Hill, died Thursday at Holzer Medical Center. Born Jan. 28, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Ora Davis Dailey.  She was a member of the Thurman United Methodist Church.  She was a graduate from Rio Grand [sic] College in the field of education, and was a noted artist.  She regularly took part in the Bob Evans Festival and related summer activities.
     She is survived by her husband, John D. Davis; two sons, John R. Davis, Albany, Ohio, and Jeffrey A. Davis, Milford, Del.; one daughter, Lorna Daugherty, Jackson; five grandchildren; and one brother, Judson Dailey, Patriot.
     Services will be Sunday, 2 p.m. at Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, Oak Hill, with the Rev. Scott Otis officiating. Burial will be in the Hill Cemetery, Thurman. Friends may call at the funeral home Saturday from 2 to 9 p.m.

[Note: Hill Cemetery is in Jackson County.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, May 06, 1988
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Davis, Eli

Eli Davis Dead

Was Formerly of This County and Was Pioneer of Kansas - was in 87th Year
     We are in receipt of a letter and a paper from Miss Clara Davis of Spring Hill, Kansas, giving an account of the death of her father, Eli Davis, on Feb. 28, in his 87th year. He had been a subscriber to the Galliplis Journal and the Gallia Times for 60 years, and greatly enjoyed reading the news of this county.
     Mr. Davis was born in Minersville, Meigs county, Nov. 22, 1840. He grew to manhood in Gallia county, and married Miss Elizabeth Susan Waugh at Swan Creek, this county, in 1865. Three sons,Thomas, Will and Eugene, were born in Ohio. The family located in Kansas in 1870, and three children, Miss Clara Davis, Mrs. Maude Wilson and Ralph Davis, were born there. The three first named are deceased. A large number of grandchildren survive him. A half-brother, George A. Davis, resides at Bladen, this county.
     Mr. Davis represented his county in the state legislature, was the founder of a prosperous bank in his home town where he served as president. Mrs. Davis died May 16, 1921, and he and daughter, Clara, resided at the family home.

[Note: Died 1927}

Gallipolis paper
1927
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Davis, Eliza [Myers]

Death of Mrs. Eliza Davis
     Mrs. Eliza Davis, wife of Mr. George Davis of Swan Creek, died this morning at 3 o'clock, leaving a husband and three young children. Mrs. Davis was confined last Friday by the birth of a son, puerperal fever set in and terminated her life. The child appears to be getting along alright.
     Mrs. Davis was 35 years of age. She was a daughter of Robert Myers and granddaughter of the late William Day of this township, and was a splendid good woman, where her sad death will be mourned by many friends. Squire Thomas Morton got a casket here off Hayward and Son for her.

[Note: burial Swan Creek Cemetery, Ohio Township]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Davis, Elizabeth

Death of Mrs. Davis
     Mrs. Thomas H. Davis, of Cora, died Saturday night, February 17th, 1900, after a long illness. She was between 80 and 90 years old, and was born in Wales and lived in this country about 50 years. The funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Tyn Rhos. She left a husband and children, Mr. David Davis of Ewington, Mrs. David N. Jones of Cora, Mrs. David Rees of Patriot, Mrs. John B. Wood of Peniel, Mrs. W.R. Tanner of this city, Mr. T. T. Davis of Patriot. She was an excellent old lady, beloved by everybody. Revs. Mason and Davis will conduct the funeral services.

[Note: From the gravemarker her date of birth is March 12, 1818.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
February 20, 1900
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Davis, Elizabeth [Rees]

     Mrs. Elizabeth Rees Davis, daughter of Evan and Anne Rees, both deceased, was born near Tyn Rhos church on August 27, 1854. Passed away at her home at Oak Hill, April 10, 1930, aged 75 years, 7 months and 13 days. She united with the Tyn Rhos Congregational church when quite young, and here for many years she enjoyed the many opportunities and blessings that come to those who are faithful in the Master’s cause.
     She was united in marriage to Stephen Davis, on December 16, 1874. This death occurred February 1901. For more than twenty-six years they trod life’s journey together. The number of years are short compared with 50 or more years which many companions are permitted to live together, but those of us who were their neighbors throughout these twenty-six years, know that they were years of unalloyed happiness to this dear family. However they were not years that were free from the troubles of life. The cares of a home, and the rearing of a family of boys and girls, bring to parents periods of sickness and great anxiety, and vividly do we recall such days and nights in this home.
     To this union were born ten children, five sons and five daughters, all present at these services today. So we can see that since the marriage fifty-five years ago, this is the second time the death angel has come to this loving family circle. The father and mother have crossed to the other shore. At the death of the father, this dear mother was left to care for the children, the youngest being quite young. She never faltered, but battled on, trusting at all times in the Heavenly Father, whom she had learned to know and fully trust in her girlhood days. But never preceding this time of deep sorrow and loneness had she felt so much in need of the help of the Lord, and by trusting and praying day by day, she was able to accomplish her great task. The children were all reared to manhood and womanhood and today reflect with tenderest memories on their childhood days on the farm where they were reared, the same place where their mother spent many years of her life. What a sacred tribute is due this fond mother for her patient faithfulness and sacred devotion at all times to her dear family. We wonder not when we think how mindful these boys and girls were of the comfort of their mother.
     Mrs. Davis was always faithful to the services of the church when the cares of the home permitted. The writer recalls, that at different times, while teaching the Kenkins-Davis school, Davie, the second son, whom the mother had trained to care for the little ones in her absence, would ask at the noon hour on Wednesday to be excused, saying “Mother wants me to care for the little ones while she goes to prayer meeting.” The deep longing of her heart was to leave the cares of home to Davie for a short time, and to meet in the house of the Lord for prayer and praise. On other occasions he was excused in order that his mother might visit a sick neighbor, or the home of those in sorrow, thus doing all she could to help those in need.
     The children were regular attendants at Sunday School and preaching services as long as they remained under the parental roof. They left home, one by one, and established homes of their own, but the mother and daughter Nannie Jane remained on the farm until about nine years ago, when they moved to Oak Hill, since then they and her son Timothy and his children Margaret and Wilburn have lived together most happily. She left the scenes which she had enjoyed for about sixty-six years, but so fond was her devotion for her old home church, that she remained a member of the Tyn Rhos church until the end. She was faithful to the Congregational church at Oak Hill, and always spoke in kindest terms of all those with whom she had made acquaintance since making her home there.
     Her death came suddenly last Thursday night. Her last words were “I am going. Say goodby to all.”
She leaves to mourn her departure the children: John of Dayton, Ohio; David of Tippecanoe City, O; Evan of Lancing, Tenn.; Mrs. Kate Ash, Mrs. Amy Wood, Mrs. Gladys Marble, Mrs. Lillian Aubele, of Cleveland, O.; Timothy, Edwin and Nannie Jane of Oak Hill. She also leaves 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Only one sister, Margaret J. Davis of Thurman Rout One now remains of a family of four brothers and three sisters. Those who have preceded her in death were: John Reese, who passed away at the age of 20 years; Daniel and David Reese of Nebo and Timothy Reese and Mrs. Mary Ann Evans of Tyn Rhos. She leaves many other kindred and friends who are sad to know that she is gone and extend to the family their deepest sympathy in their sorrow.
     Her body will rest by the side of her companion in the beautiful Tyn Rhos cemetery, but her spirit is in the Paradise of God. Her memory is a precious legacy to her kindred and friends and their hope of meeting her again will be a constant comfort and a source of strength.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Date unknown
Transcribed by Jessica L. Weber


Davis, Elizabeth Susan [Waugh]

Mrs. Eli Davis
     We are in receipt of a clipping from a Kansas paper containing an account of the recent death of Mrs. Eli Davis at Spring Hill, that state, which says: The deceased came to Kansas over fifty eyars ago and was one of the real pioneers of the state, one of the few remaining in the generation whose names are written in the history of Kansas, and through, hardships and sacrifices had lived to see the mighty prosperity and progressiveness of the state and community stand as a monument to her labors.
     As Elizabeth Susan Waugh she was born in Gallia county, Ohio, March 4, 1846. She was married to Eli Davis Nov. 23, 1865. Together with Mr. Davis she came to Kansas in 1870 and settled on the farm a mile and a half southeast of Spring Hill, now known as "Clearview," where they resided until about two years ago, when they moved to town. To this union were born four sons and two daughters: Thomas A. Davis of Hobart, Okla, Eugene P. Davis, who died Jan. 24, 1919; Wiliam M., who died July 26, 1918; Mrs. Maud Wilson of Paola; Miss Clara Davis of Spring Hill and Ralph of Okmulgee. Okla.
     Mrs. Davis was united with the Baptist church at the age of 12 years and was a member of the Elm Grove Baptist church at Chiles at the time of her death. She had been a member of the Ladies Aid Society of the local M. E. Church for a number of years.
     Funeral serves were conducted from the Methodist Episcopal church Wednesday afternoon and burial was in the Spring Hill cemetery. The funeral was one of the largest in point of attendance ever held in Spring Hill. Mrs. Davis also leaves to mourn her death besides her children, her husband, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Gallipolis paper [date not available]
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Davis, Elizabeth [Wood]

Mrs. Davis Succumbs
     Mrs. Jenkin Davis, 79, a native of Gallia County, died Sunday morning at her home in New Lebanon after a lingering illness. Mrs. Davis, the former Elizabeth Wood, was the only daughter of the late Rueben and Harriett Prose Wood, born Sept. 19, 1879 at Patriot.
     Surviving are two brothers, Reuben and Dan Wood, both of Gallipolis, Preceding her in death were four brothers, Noah, Allen, Tom and John Wood.
     She was married to Jenkin Davis and he preceded her in death in March, 1951. A son, Charmis Davis, a teacher in the Dayton schools survives along with a grandson, Llewelyn. A daughter, Thelma Wood, a teacher, died in 1929. Most of her life was spent in this county where she operated a tourist home in Rio Grande until her retirement when she went to the town near Dayton to be near her son.
     Services will be held at 2: p.m. Tuesday in Calvary Baptist Church at Rio Grande. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 6, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Davis, Emma Gay [Campbell]

Mrs. Emma Gay Davis
     GALLIPOLIS - Mrs. Emma Gay Davis, 24, wife of Phillip Davis, former residents of Kanauga, died late Tuesday in a South Bend, Ind. hospital. She was the daughter-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Davis of Addison. Born at St. Albans, W. Va., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Campbell of St. Albans.
     Besides her husband, she is survived by two sons, Danny, 6, and Michael Anthony, one week old; two brothers, James and Jerry Campbell, St. Albans; three sisters, Mrs. James Tucker, Addison; Mrs. Lawrence Gardner, Nevada, Ohio; and Mrs. Ronald Rossington, Gallipolis Ferry, W. Va.
     Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday (EST) at the Vernon McCoy funeral home at Vinton. Burial will be in Vinton Memorial Park.

Athens Messenger
Thursday, May 27, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Ernest E.

Services For Mr. Davis Set
     Ernest E. Davis, 81, a resident of Vinton for the past 13 years, passed away at his home Saturday at 7 p.m. He was born in Meigs County, November 25, 1881, the son of Chamberlain and Laura Davis.
For many years Mr. Davis was representative of the Standard Oil Company at Montgomery, W. Va. He was twice married, first to Mary Bias of Huntington, who died in 1949, and later to Mrs. Della Fishbaugh, who survives. Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Homer (Margie) Robins of Montgomery, W. Va., and two great-grandchildren.
     Mr. Davis was a member of the Vinton Methodist Church and a past member of the Vinton Village council. Funeral services will be Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Vinton Methodist church with Rev. Eugene Molden of Montgomery, W. Va., and Rev. Jack Stutler of Vinton officiating. Burial will follow in the Montgomery Memorial Park, Montgomery. Friends may call at the McCoy Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Don Swick, Charles W. George, Mitchell Webb, Mack McAllister, Bill Rece and Dan Evans.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, February 25, 1963
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Evan Stanley

Died On H.V. Train
E. Stanley Davis Passed Away Near Logan
     Evan Stanley Davis, 36 of Rio Grande, died of tuberculosis on a Hocking Valley passenger train near Logan Wednesday evening. Mrs. Davis was with him. Mr. Davis was on his way home from Oklahoma where he has been for about eight weeks in search of health. He had spent three years in Oklahoma before. He was in the sawmill business.
     Mr. Davis leaves a wife and two children to mourn their loss. He is said to have been a most excellent man. Wetherholt took charge of the remains at the depot and later prepared him for burial.

[Note: Death Certificate..Born Sept. 27, 1886 Raccoon Township; died Aug. 30, 1916; aged 29 years 11 months and 3 days. Parents: Thomas E. Davis and Maggie Reese. Burial: Calvary Baptist Cemetery, Raccoon Township.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 31, 1916
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Davis, Florence

     Florence Davis, 86, formerly of Pomeroy, died this morning in Scenic Hills nursing Home. Born in Pomeroy, she was the daughter of the late William and Sarah Corn Foss.
     Surviving are a brother, George Foss of Athens; a sister, Veda Arnold of Gallipolis; a brother-in-law, Perry Mitch of Middleport; a sister-in-law, Ida Foss of Point Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews.
     There will be no calling hours or services. Rawlings-Coats-Blower Funeral Home, Middleport, is in charge of arrangements.

Gallipolis Tribune
April 28, 1986
Transcribed by J. Farley                                                                                 Top of Page


Davis, Garnet [Burnette]

Mrs. Delbert Davis Ends Her Life By Swallowing Poison
Tragedy Darkens Vinton Ave. Home With Shocking Suddenness
Funeral for 26 Year Old Mother Will Be At Baptist Church at 2 O'Clock Tuesday

     Gallipolis folk and hundreds of persons in the country [sic- my note: this is actually defining "folks who live out in the country"] will be or have been shocked on hearing of the death of Mrs. Garnet Burnette Davis, 26, wife of Delbert Davis. Swallowing carbolic acid, presumably with suicidal intent, she died at her home on Vinton avenue shortly after 5 o’clock last evening.

Asked for Physician
     Half an hour before, she washed the supper dishes and her husband dried them. She then went upstairs and he lay down on a bed or a couch, soon to be aroused when she called to him, saying she was ill and asking him to call their next door neighbor, Mrs. Perkins, and summon a physician. She never spoke again, it is said.
     Dr. W. E. Howell, responding to a call, found Mrs. Davis unconscious and dying, and the end came a few minutes later. The vial that had contained the poison was found. It was plainly marked, it is said. The poison left no marks on the lips.
     From Dr. Howell and others it is learned that Mrs. Davis had been in poor health for  months, that she was very nervous and had been worried by their financial difficulties. Mr. Davis, a worthy young man and a son of Tom T. (Fat) Davis of Patriot, had not been employed here since Epple bakery, near the C & O freight station on upper Third, was closed some weeks ago. Lately he had been engaged in farm work, it is said, and had contemplated a return to the country. This prospect, it is understood, was displeasing to Mrs. Davis.
     Mrs. Davis was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Varney Burnette, who live on and own a part of what was formerly the home place of Frank S. Gates, former probate judge, which is located just beyond Patriot. She was a very attractive and estimable young woman and the mother of two winsome daughters, Virginia Lee, aged five, and Mona Jeane, aged four.
     Mrs. Davis is survived by, in addition to her immediate family and parents, a brother and sisters: Paul and Opal, at home, and Mrs. Ray Jones, Columbus.
     The funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church here at 2 o'clock Tuesday, probably in charge of Rev. Earl Cremeans. Burial in Mound Hill cemetery by Undertaker A. E. Tope.
     Rev. Mr. Cremeans united in marriage Mr. and Mrs. Davis on Jan. 30, 1926. The marriage record shows she was a teacher then. She was 25 years old on Oct. 17 last. She was a niece of William Todd Haskins, a neighbor on Vinton avenue, her mother being the former Myrtle Haskins. The decedent's husband is a nephew of Mrs. Elizabeth Tanner and a sister of Mrs. Henrietta Davis Rees of Columbus.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
May 29, 1933
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davis, George A.

     Davis---George A. , Sunday, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frances Saffin, 1391 Bryden Rd, age 76. Surviving are 2 daughters, Mrs. Edna Davis Proctor, Mrs. Frances D. Saffin; 1 granddaughter, Dolores J. Saffin. Funeral and burial 2 p.m.., Saturday at Swan Creek Chapel, Gallia County, Friends may call at Merrick Funeral Home.

Gallipolis newspaper
1940
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Davis, George A                      
George A. Davis, Former R.D. Mail Carrier Passes
Funeral Rites Set For 2 P.M. Saturday At Swan Creek Chapel
     George A. Davis, 76, former mail carrier at Bladen, died Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frances Saffin, in Columbus. He had been in poor health a long time and very seriously ill for weeks.
     Funeral services will be held at Swan Creek Chapel at 2 p.m. Saturday. Burial at the same place by C. R. Halley. There survive, besides the daughter named, another daughter, Mrs. Edna Proctor, also of Columbus, and a granddaughter, Dolores Jane Saffin.
     Since his retirement as a rural carrier a decade or more ago, Mr. Davis had spent the winter months in Columbus and the summers at Bladen. Mr. Davis was born and reared in the Swan Creek community. He was a large and pleasant man and had numerous friends in that section of the county.
     He was a son of Aman and Mary Carlton Davis. he was twice married, first to Eliza Myers, who became the mother of the two daughters named. Some years after her death he married Martha J. Neal of Bladen, now deceased.

[Note: Tombstone reads 1863-1940]

Gallipolis paper
1940
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Davis, Gilbert       [Excerpt from the obituary of Ulysses Sheets who was convicted of murdering Davis]

The shooting of Gilbert Davis was one of the most shocking tragedies occurring here in years.
     Davis had returned home from the Marietta plant, where he was employed, about 5 o'clock in the evening of August 18, he and family then occupying a few rooms in the rear of Gus Gabrielli's house at First Ave. and Mill Creek St. Sheets, who with his sister, Abagail Davey, occupied the five front rooms of the same house, met Davis in the side yard. Sheets, toting a 22 caliber rifle began to gesticulate wildly and angrily and then fired at close range. Davis died at 5:30 at the Holzer Hospital, less than five minutes. The bullet had penetrated his right arm, entered his heart and presumably severed an artery after he had been rushed there in the police car.
     Mary Welch lived on the second floor of the big house. Sheets later made it known that he had spent several sleepless nights worrying over efforts that were being made to evict him and his sister and he blamed Davis for these efforts.
     Davis is survived by his widow, the former Marjorie Rutherford and two small sons, Ronnie 7 and Larry 3. Davis weighed about 220 pounds and was one of the greatest athletes Gallia County had produced. In the 1920s and 1930s he was widely known as a baseball pitcher. He played on professional teams in West Virginia, then with the Columbus Senators and for several seasons with Peoria of the Three-I League. From Peoria, he went to Cincinnati to join the Reds and was with the Big League team about four months. Thereafter, he played here and at Parkersburg and with other Ohio Valley Teams.

[Note: Death Certificate....Davis born Dec. 7, 1906; died Aug 18, 1942. Parents: Noah Davis and Estella Swisher. Burial Bulaville Cemetery]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Davis, Gladys E.

     Gladys Emelyn Davis, 83, of 431 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, died Friday in Holzer Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
     She was born May 28, 1903 in Perry Township, Gallia County, daughter of the late Henry Clifford Clyse and Nellie Barger Clyse. She was married in Chillicothe on Sept. 24, 1927 to D. Lester Davis, who survives.
Also surviving are three sisters: Louise (Lois) Moore, Worthington, Edna Cook, Rio Grande, and Eva May Perry, Hillsboro; and one brother, Robert Clyse, Ironton. One brother and one sister preceded her in death.
     She was a retired school-teacher, having taught in Gallia County Schools and retiring from the Lancaster, Ohio, School System. She was a member of Salem Baptist Church; a member of the American Association of Retired Teachers, the Ohio Retired Teachers Association and the local chapter of the Retired Teachers Association, Salem Missionary Society and the Gallia County Senior Citizens Garden Club.
     Funeral services will be Monday, 2 p.m. at Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. today.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
January 2, 1987
Transcribed by Sandi Hardesty


Davis, Goldie

Goldie Davis
     Goldie Rose Davis, 82, 504 College Ave., Rio Grande, died Wednesday at Mt. Carmel East Hospital, Columbus. Born Aug. 30, 1906 in Wirt County, W. Va., she was the daughter of the late Alva W. and Ruth Emma (Howard) Thorne.
     She is survived by her husband, Clarence H. Davis, whom she married Sept. 8, 1923 in Gallipolis. Also surviving are one son, Delbert E. Davis of Grove City, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. Morgan (Norma) Copley and Mrs. Bill (Imogene) Morbitzer, both of Columbus; three sisters, Ada Fox of Columbus; Edna Ropeter of Zanesville, and Ruth Perry of Athens; four brothers, Ernest Thorne of Thurman, Merch Thorne of Massillon, Ohio, Hubert Thorne of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and Fred Thorne of Wellston; eight grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
     She was preceded in death by three brothers, Everett Thorne, Minor Thorne and King Thorne, and a step-mother, Anna McCarley Thorne.
     She was a member of the Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church of Rio Grande and the Gallia County Farm Bureau Tri-Advisory Council.
     Services will be Saturday 1 p.m. at the Willis Funeral Home with the Rev. Joanne Kernitz officiating. Burial will be at the Tyn Rhos Cemetery. Friends may call Friday 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Simpson Chapel United Methodist Church.

[Note: Died Aug. 31, 1988 Buried Sept. 3, 1988]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
No date
Transcribed by Charles Wright                                                                       Top of Page


Davis,  Hannah

OBITUARY
     Miss Hannah Davis, who died of consumption at her home near Rio Grande, July 6, 1890, after an illness of more than a year. The loving and loved daughter, sister and friend yet in the morning of her ladyhood, where the shadows were still inclined to the westward, when that dreaded disease fastened itself upon her with a firm and deadly grasp.
     She bore her illness with patient endurance, at times entertaining fond hopes of recovery; but finding this impossible, calmly submitted to her fate and looked forward to the great beyond, with a full assurance that there was a "Light in the Valley" to guide her way through.
     Her remains were interred in Tyn Rhos Cemetery, the funeral services being conducted by the Revs. W.R. Evans and W.O. Jones.
     She led a pious and discreet life and during her illness had a kindly word of greeting to all her friends. Could each tear of regret for her departure be dropped as a blossom upon her grave, she would be beneath a wilderness of flowers.
     The deceased leaves a mother, two brothers and 2 sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her absence, but consoled by the hope that their loss may be her eternal gain.

Daughter, thou wast mild and lovely,
Gentle as the summer breeze,
Pleasant as the air of evening
When it floats among the trees.
Peaceful be thy silent slumber,
Then no more will join our numbers
Then no more our songs shall know,
Dearest sister, thou hast left us,
Here thy loss we deeply feel,
But til God that bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal,
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled
Then in Heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears be shed.

                                             E.E.K.

Gallipolis Paper
July 6, 1890
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Davis, Henry

Henry Davis Dead
     Henry Davis, one of Gallipolis' most highly respected citizens, passed away at his home on State Street Wednesday, February 27, 1918.
     The funeral was held Friday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with Rev. W. Ross Yokley in charge. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. F. E. Brinninstool of Clarksburg, W. Va., a former pastor of the Church. Burial was in Mound Hill Cemetery by undertaker Hayward.
     Mr. Brininstool [sic] paid a tribute to the deceased that met the entire approval of his audience. It was touching, tender, and beautifully phrased, and gave expression to the universal honor and respect which Mr. Davis's remarkably faithful and blameless life has won in this community. A large number of Knights of Pythias and Masons were present, and a profusion of beautiful floral pieces betokened the love of many friends.
     Mr. Davis was born in Wales in 1851 and came to this country when a child, with his mother and a sister, the late Mrs. John R. Morgan. They located at Centerville, where Mr. Davis learned a saddler's trade. He later moved to Buffalo, W. Va., where he conducted a harness shop for eleven years, moving to Gallipolis 36 years ago.
     He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alfarata Foard Davis, two sons, Alfred and Elmer, and a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Steinbeck.
     Mr. Davis was a good citizen, a man of unquestioned honor and integrity. His many friends sincerely mourn his passing.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth July 23, 1851.]

Gallipolis Bulletin
March 7, 1918
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page

Davis, Henry

The Late Henry Davis
A Brief Sketch of a Useful and Blameless Life
     Henry Davis was born July 23, 1851, in Wales, and came to this country when a child, with his mother and one sister, the late Mrs. John R. Morgan. They located at Centerville and there the boy Henry learned the saddler’s trade with one John Davis. Later he went to Buffalo, W. Va., in the harness business for himself, where he remained about eleven years, during which period he was united in marriage with Alfarata V. Foard of that place. Thirty-six years ago he moved to this city and continued in the harness business until his death.
     Early in life he was converted and began an active church career, working in the church and Sunday school at Buffalo. In this city he affiliated with the Baptist church, serving at different times in almost every office of the church, and for many years has been its senior deacon. He was a subscriber for the “Journal and Messenger” a central Baptist paper, for fifty years, it being the last thing for which he asked to read.
     He began to fail in health last summer, but would not give up his business activities till the latter part of November, at which time he was taken to the Holzer Hospital and submitted to an operation which disclosed his fatal malady.  He never murmured about any of his troubles.
     Besides a wife and three children mentioned yesterday he leaves 4 grandchildren—Lois, Kenneth and Dean, the children of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Davis, and Ruth, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Steinbeck.
     The funeral service will be at the First Baptist church tomorrow at 2 o’clock, Pastor Yokley in charge, and sermon by Rev. F. E. Brininstool of Clarksburg, W. Va.  The burial will follow at Mound Hill cemetery by Hayward.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 28, 1918
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Davis, Hiram

Death of Hiram Davis
     Hiram Davis, an aged colored citizen, died (this) Saturday morning, Aug. 23, 1924, after a few hours illness. He was well known and was employed with Mr. Abe Johnson in cement work. No funeral arrangements had been made.

[Note: born 1854 Richmond, VA; Buried Pine Street Cemetery. Wife: Mary ]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Aug. 24, 1924
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Davis, Hiram

Funeral Held Monday
    The funeral of Hiram Davis was held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Paint Creek Baptist church under the auspices of the Benevolent Society. Burial followed at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt & Entsminger.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, August 28, 1924
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Homer M.

     Services for Homer M. Davis, 60, of Bidwell, who died Tuesday at Holzer Medical Center, will be Friday, 3 p.m. at the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. Richard Barcus. Burial will be at the Vinton Memorial Park. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the VFW Post 4464. Pallbearers will be Ed Gilmore, Joe Bartee, Jim Bartee, Jack Neal, Bob Jones, and Don Casey. Friends may call Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, November 3, 1988
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Irma

     Miss Irma Davis, daughter of Q.A. Davis, Postmaster at Raccoon Island, died on Tuesday last, after a long illness. She was afflicted with a complication of troubles. About a month since she became blind.
Miss Davis was a young lady of superior ability and many lovable traits, which endeared her to a host of friends. Her death is universally regretted.
     Funeral services were held at Clay Chapel on Wednesday.

[Note: Death Certificate....born: April 8, 1875, Clay Township, Gallia County; Died Nov. 10, 1893]

Gallipolis Bulletin
Nov. 25, 1893
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Davis, J. N. M.

J. N. M. Davis Dies
     Mrs. J.N.M. Davis, 77, a prominent resident of Ohio township, died early Saturday in Holzer hospital from hernia. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret Davis, two daughters, Mrs. Emmett Sheets of Crown City and Mrs. Emmett Church of Bladen, and three sons, Walter, W.M. and Lowell Davis.
     Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Bethel church in Ohio township. The religious services were by Rev. C. L. Thaver, and the burial under Masonic Direction.

[Note: Stone reads B.10 Mar 1859 - D.15 Aug 1936]

Gallipolis paper
1936
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Davis, James A.

     James A. Davis, a former resident of the SwanCreek community, died at his home in Huntington last Friday, following an illness of paralysis. He was sixty three years of age and leaves a wife and two step-sons, James and Stanley Grobe of Huntington. Other surviving relatives are a brother George A. Davis of Bladen and a half brother Eli Davis of Spring Hill, Kansas.
     His parents were among the pioneers of Waugh Bottom. He was a member of the K. G. E. at Glenwood, this Masonic order at Eureka and the Jr. O. U. A. M. at Bladen. For several years Mr. Davis operated the farm at home, later retiring from that business and removing to Huntington. Funeral services were held at Swan Creek chapel Sunday morning, burial following in the church cemetery.

[Note: from stone 1861 - 1924]

Gallipolis paper
1924
Transcribed by Irene Blamer


Davis, James E.

James E. Davis, 79, Dies Suddenly At Rio Grande
Funeral Services To Be Held There At 2 Wednesday
     James E. Davis, a beloved citizen of Rio Grande and a lifelong resident of Raccoon tp., died at his home Sunday afternoon. He was found in a serious and helpless condition when Mrs. Davis returned home from church about noon. Dr. F. W. Shane was summoned but Mr. Davis expired about 1:30, death resulting from a heart condition.
      Mr. Davis would have been 79 years old on April 19. His health had not been good for several years, but the suddenness of his passing shocked relatives, neighbors and other old friends.
      He was a son of Evan and Mary Evans Davis and was born and reared about 1 1/2 miles south of Rio Grande. He is the last survivor of his generation of the family. On Jan. 2, 1893, he married Miss Jessie D. Thomas, a sister of Dan W. Thomas and Mrs. Elizabeth Roush of this city. They lived on their farm until five or six years ago when they moved to Rio Grande.
      Mr. Davis is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Morris Jones, living at the old homestead, and five granddaughters.
      Funeral services will be held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday at the Rio Grande Methodist church, of which decedent was a member, Rev. C. D. Copley, pastor, will officiate. Burial in Calvary cemetery by Davis & Thomas.

[Note: Year of birth on stone 1864. From death certificate date of death March 29, 1942.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune(prob. March-April 1942) clipping from the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davis, James Elmer

J. Elmer Davis Dies Wednesday
     James Elmer Davis, 71, who has been prominent in the mercantile business of Gallipolis for almost a half century, died in Holzer hospital at 12:10 a.m. Wednesday. He had entered the hospital only the day before but had been in ill health for a period of ten years, and had been a hospital patient on several occasions. Even during the period of his declining health he was a frequent visitor to the business section and was still associated with the Davis-Shuler Co., which he helped to found along with his brother and Miss Margaret Shuler 32 years ago.
     He was employed by the Bankrupt store prior to entering the Ohio Valley Bank where he was employed for 12 years. Leaving there at the time of his father's death, he closed out that business prior to the formation of the Davis-Shuler Co. which was the successor of the W. Press Beall Co. Mr. Davis was a native of Mason county, W. Va., and was born August 31, 1883 the son of the late Henry and Alfretta Ford Davis. He was one of three children, the other, his brother Alfred Davis, and Mrs. John (Edith) Steinbeck preceded him in death.
     The family removed to Gallipolis when the deceased was quit young. The father was a harness maker, whose place of business was the present site of the Joy Togs home was above that shop. Later the family lived on State St., where the Gallipolis clinic is now situated.
     Mr. Davis attended the old Gallia Academy and was a most affable man who had a wide circle of friends in every walk of life. He united with the First Baptist church in his youth and had been a member of the Modern Woodmen and the Jr. Order of American Mechanics. He never married and his only survivors are a number of nephews and nieces. Those living in Gallipolis are Dean Davis, present head of the Davis-Shuler Co., and Luder Steinbeck.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist church, with Rev. W. H. Green officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill cemetery under the direction of Miller's Home for Funerals. Friends may call at Miller's Thursday and until shortly before the funeral hour.

[Note: Simmerman wrote the date 6-15-1955 on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. June 1955, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Davis, James N. M.

James N. M. Davis
     Gallipolis - James N. M. DAVIS, 86, of Gallipolis, died Sunday morning, December 3, 2000 at Holzer Senior Care Center.
     Born May 26, 1914 in Bladen, Gallia County, Ohio, he was the son of the late William Marcus DAVIS and the late Nora Bell CHICK DAVIS. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his stepmother Eunice Ann Holley DAVIS, a daughter Jan Karen DAVIS, a son James N. M. DAVIS Jr., who, while serving in the United States Air Force was killed in Germany, brother Marcus DAVIS, sister Mae FIELDS, and by a half-sister Lorene SHEETS.
     After graduating from Mercerville High School, he attended Rio Grande College. He later started his teaching career in Bladen, and later Mercerville School. On July 15, 1938, he entered the CCC as a 2nd Liutenant, and was assigned to the CCC Camp at Fox Lake, Illinois. In 1940 he completed the Junior Course for the United States Marine Corps at Quantico, Virginia. In 1941 he was sent to the Pacific Theater where he seved in the 2nd Raider Battalion (known as Carlson's Raiders). He returned home in 1946 and completed the Instr.Orientation Course. From then until 1953 he served at military bases stretching from the East Coast to the West Coast of the United States.
     From 1949 until 1953 he was the Executive Officer of the ROTC program at Ohio State University.
In 1953 he completed Command and General College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, he also completed Instr. and Special Weapons Courses during that time.
     From 1953 through 1955 he continued serving at various military bases. In 1955 he went to Korea where he served the next 18 months as a Liaison Officer traveling between Japan and China.
     After returning home in 1957 he was the Regimental Executive Officere at Camp Pendleton, California, he served in this position until his retirement from the Marine Corps on November 5, 1958. He retired with the rank of Lt. Colonel.
     During his military career he was awarded The Legion of Merit with Combat V, The Navy Commendation, A Presidential Unit Citation, The American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, The Asiatic Pacific Medal, The World War II Victory Medal, The China Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
     Upon returning to Gallia County in 1958 he began teaching again and was named assistant principal of Gallia Academy High School. During this time he was completing his degree in educational administration at Ohio University. Upon receiving his degree, he was named principal of Gallia Academy High School, he continued in this position until his retirement in 1979. He went on to serve eight years on the Gallipolis City School Board.
     He was a member of Chirst United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 27, VFW Post 4464, The Raiders Association, Gallipolis Teachers Association, The Ohio Association of Secondary Principals, and was a former member and Past President of the Gallipolis Lions Club.
     He is survived by his wife, Ester Helen PAULSON DAVIS, whom he married on August 12, 1940; one son, William Alan (Linda) DAVIS, of Datona Beach, Florida; two grandchildren from the son's previous marriage to Sally J. LEASE, James Richard DAVIS of Houston, Texas, and Christa Ann (Robby) DANIELl of Big Spring, Texas; one great-grandson, Tyler James DANIEL; one brother, Elgin DAVIS of Detroit, Michigan; one half-brother, Randall DAVIS of Middleport; two half-sisters, Vera ROSS of Gallipolis, and Linda (Bill) CHASE of Richmond, Va., and several other family members including nieces, nephews, and cousins.
     Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, December 9, 2000 at Christ United Methodist Church with Pastors Jim SNYDER and John JACKSON officiating. Burial will follow in Mound Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at Waugh-Halley-Wood funeral home on Friday, December 8, 2000 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., and at the church on Saturday one hour prior to services. Military honors will be conducted at the graveside by the United States Marine Corps. Pallbearers will be James R. DAVIS, Elgin Lee DAVIS, Randall DAVIS, Richard (Ricky) DAVIS, Wally SINGER, and Russell Lee (Rusty) DENNEY. Honorary pallbearers will be Elgin DAVIS, Richard DAVIS, Basil HOLLEY, Joe CARTER, William CHASE, Meredith DAVIS, Harold L. DAVIS, Wilbert CHURCH and Tom DAVIS.

Unknown publication in Brossard Library in Gallipolis
December 2000
Submitted by Charles & Fran Longsdorf, Midland, MI                                         Top of Page


Davis, James N. M. Jr.

James Davis, Jr. Killed In Auto Wreck Monday
     Mr. and Mrs. James N. M. Davis of Lower River Rd., received word Monday of the tragic death of their son, James N. M. Davis, Jr. 18 that day, as a result of an auto accident in Germany. He has been stationed in that country for several months with the Air Force. At the time of his death he was an Airman Third Class. The nature of the accident was not revealed in the death message and no arrangements can be made concerning the return of the airman to this country until further word from the Air Force officials.
     James was born on Aug. 27, 1941 in the Naval Hospital on North Island at San Diego, Calif., while his father was in the service. He attended schools at various places where the family were stationed and came with them to this county two years ago and completed his high school education graduating in the class of 1959 from Gallia Academy High school. In his brief residence here and prior to entering the Air Force he had made many friends and was a favorite with his classmates.
     In addition to the parents he is survived by a brother William Alan, 14 and a sister, Jan Karen, 10. Paternal grandparents who survive are Mr. and Mrs. William Davis of Bladen and the maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Henry Paulson of Thousand Oaks, Calif. The father is a member of the faculty at Gallia Academy High school.

[Note: Died February 29, 1960, and was buried in Mound Hill. Obituary has a picture.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Abt. February 29, 1960
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Davis, Jenkin J.

Jenk Davis, 74, Dies Suddenly
     Jenkin J. Davis, 74, passed away suddenly about 2 p.m. Friday at his home in Rio Grande. He was sitting in a chair when death came. A retired farmer, Mr. Davis and his wife operated a tourist home in Rio Grande. Born July 24, 1877 at Blazer, Gallia County, to Dan J. and Elizabeth Jenkins Davis. He is survived by his widow and son, Charmis Davis, New Lebanon.
     Three sisters survive: Miss Maye and Miss Jane Davis and Mrs. Allen Wood, all of Gallipolis. One brother, Steve Davis, Columbus, also survives. Member of the Old Pine Church near Rio Grande, the decedent was widely known throughout the county.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Calvary Baptist Church, Rio Grande, and burial will be made in Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Carl Winters, Evan Howard Evans, John Wickline, Hayden Wood, James Clark, and Wade Evans.

[Note: From gravemarker date of birth July 24, 1877; date of death March 28, 1952.]

Newspaper unknown
From the collection of and transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Davis, Jessie [Thomas]

Jessie Davis Dies Thursday
     Mrs. Jessie Thomas Davis, 89, a member of a prominent Gallia county family and a former teacher and correspondent of this paper, died Thursday at 3:30 p.m., at the home of Mrs. Mildred Douglas in Wellston where she had been cared for since September.
     Mrs. Davis was one of eight children born to the late Abraham and Elizabeth Thomas of the Tyn Rhos community. Her birth date was Aug. 5, 1866. Surviving members of her immediate family are Dan Thomas, Gallipolis merchant, and Bay [sic] Thomas of Thurman.
     In her early years she taught in the district schools of the county. She was active in many circles, and joined the Tyn Rhos Congregational church at an early age. In 1894 she transferred her membership to the Simpson Chapel Methodist church at Rio Grande, where she was active in all phases of the church and one of its four 50-year members.
     She was united in marriage to James E. Davis of Rio Grande on Jan. 25, 1893. Most of their married life was spent on a farm a mile from Rio Grande and they moved to the village in 1936. Mr. Davis preceded her in death in 1942. To this union two daughter were born, one surviving, Mrs. J. Maurice (Bernice) Jones of Rt. 1, Thurman. Another daughter, Lenora, died in infancy. She is survived by five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
     The deceased had been an invalid since last March when she fell and had been confined to her bed since that time.
     Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Simpson Chapel Methodist church with Rev. George Holcombe officiating. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery under the direction of the Steve Thomas Funeral home. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. Saturday. The body will be taken to the Rio Grande church one hour prior to 2 p.m., where it will lie in state.

[Note: Stone has the death year of 1955. Ann Simmerman wrote on the obituary 11-24-1955.]

Newspaper (prob. November 1955, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davis, John Daniel

John Daniel Davis
     OAK HILL - John Daniel Davis, 83, formerly of Jackson County, died Friday, June 6, 2003, at Hickory Creek Nursing Center, The Plains, Ohio. He was a son of the late Charles A. and Rose McGowan Davis. He was born July 6, 1919 at Oak Hill. A 1937 graduate of Oak Hill High school, he received a bachelor of science degree from Rio Grande College. Following service in World War II, he obtained a master’s in education from Marshall University and later attended United Theological Seminary at Dayton.
     His 32-year teaching career began in Perry County and included Rio Grande High School and Southwestern High School in Gallia County. He served as teacher-principal of Perry Elementary and Rio Grande Elementary in Gallia County. Oak Hill High school, his alma mater, concluded his teaching career.
     Entering the ministry in 1953 as pastor of the Thurman United Methodist Charge, he served there until 1957. In 1958, he began a two-year service at the Vinton Methodist Charge. Later, he served as lay pastor for the Little Kyger Congregational Christian Church. In addition to teaching and the ministry, John Daniel’s vocations and avocations also included salesman, farmer, printer and trapper.
     He is survived by his wife, Virginia Davis of Jackson; her children; a brother, Joel R. (Sandy) Davis of Laplace, La.; a sister, Rosylyn Huff of Westerville; a brother-in-law, Judson (Flora) Dailey of Patriot; two sons, John R. (Pamela) Davis of Albany and Jeffry A. (Susan McDermott) Davis of Greenwood, Del.; a daughter, Lorna (Dwight) Daugherty of Jackson; grandchildren Christie and Adam Davis, Ray Daugherty, Krista and Steven Reutzel, nieces, nephews, step-children and step-grandchildren.
     In addition to his parents, John Daniel was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Eleanor Pearl Daily Davis; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Lusetti, and two brothers-in-law, Clarence Lusetti and Glenn Huff.
     Friends may call at the Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home in Oak Hill from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 12. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, June 13, at the Thurman United Methodist Church. Burial will follow in Hill Cemetery at Thurman. Following the service on Friday, family and friends are invited to a reception at the Thurman Grange Hall. In lieu of flowers, friends who wish may contribute in his memory to the Thurman United Methodist Church, or to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1700, Chicago, Ill 60601-7633.
 
Unknown Newspaper
Abt, Friday, June 6, 2003
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Davis, John H.

John H. Davis Dead
     Mr. John H. Davis died at his home at Cora Sunday night, Jan. 24, 1909 at 12 o’clock. He was about 83 years of age and a very fine old gentleman of good circumstances. Besides his wife, he leaves four daughters, Maggie, Elizabeth, Jane and Emma, and one son, Evan Davis. He was an uncle of Mrs. Riley Tanner of this city.
     The funeral services were held at Tyn Rhos church Tuesday and burial at the same place.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Friday, January 29, 1909
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Davis, John J.

John J. Davis, Farmer and Merchant, Dies
     John J. Davis, 69, prominent farmer, livestock dealer and former store operator of Patriot, died at 3:25 p.m. Thursday in Holzer hospital. He had been a patient there for one day, but had been seriously ill for a period of 18 months.
     He farmed and dealt in livestock for most of his life. For six years he operated a store at Mudsoc. He was a member of the Patriot Masonic lodge and of the Walnut Methodist Church.
     He was a native of Cora, where he was born on Jan. 28, 1889, the son of the late Thomas and Mary Ellen Wood Davis. There were 11 children born to that union. Surviving are the following brothers and sisters, Cecil and Robert Davis of Patriot; Delbert of Huntington; Gertrude Davis of Patriot, and Mrs. E. T. (Henrietta) Reese of Columbus. He was preceded in death by four brothers and a sister, Clyde, Oscar, Charles, James and Edna.
     He was twice married, his first being to the former Alma Florence Drummond in 1912, and she preceded him in death in 1950. Three sons survive that union, Thomas Beldon and Richard Davis of Patriot and James Ray Davis of Jackson. There are eight grandchildren. His second marriage was to the former Clenna Hineman Wells in 1952, and she survives.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Walnut Methodist Church. Rev. John D. Davis will officiate and burial will follow in the Neal cemetery under the direction of the Elliott-Sanders Funeral Home. Friends may call at the late home after noon on Saturday and until the hour of the service. Pall bearers will be Luther and Granville Burnett, Basil Cruse, Jake Betz, Dan Davis and Edgar Mahan.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, August 1, 1958
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron                                                                      Top of Page


Davis, John M.

     DIED - At Buckhorn Furnace, Lawrence Co., O., Dec. 25, 1887 of pneumonia, John M. Davis, aged 31 years. His funeral took place on the 28th. He was buried at Tyn Rhos burying ground, this county. Religious services by D. S. Jones and W. R. Evans. He was born in Perry Tp. and made his home there most of his life. His occupation was school teaching.
     He was a member of the Salem Baptist Church, and was very diligent in the Master’s service. Bro. Davis was an excellent man. He leaves a widow, two children, an aged father and mother, two brothers and two sisters and a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Tuesday, February 7, 1888
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, John M. (Daniels)

Jno. Davis Dies At Home At Thurman
     John M. (Daniels) Davis, 67, died late Friday at his home near Thurman.  He suffered a stroke and did not regain consciousness.  He had been in very poor health for a year.  He was 67.  Surviving are six children, Homer, Benson, and Bill, all of Zanesville; Mrs. Gladys Howell and John I. Davis, who live near Thurman, and Harold, at home.  Also surviving is the widow, formerly Ida Stephenson.
     Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. D. Copley at 1:30 Sunday at Thurman M. E. church.  Burial by Davis & Thomas.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, December 17, 1938
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Davis, Maggie T. [Sluyter]

Maggie Davis Rites Monday
     Mrs. Maggie T. Davis, widow of N.M. Davis of Bladen, died very suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Emmett Sheets, Crown City on Saturday [Sept. 18, 1954] at 2:45 p.m. She was 89 years, 10 months and ? days old.
     Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Marcus and Sarah (Brown) Sluyter of Stark county, O. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1936 and a daughter Ruth in 1904. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Sadie Sheets at whose home she died, Mrs. Emett Church (Gladys) of Bladen, William Davis and Dr. Walter Davis of Bladen and Lowell Davis of Northup; 23 grandchildren and a host of other relatives.
     She was a member of the Victory Baptist church where she served as Sunday school superintendent for a number of years. Funeral services were held at the Bethel M.E. church back of Bladen Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. L.C. Sanders of Kitts Hill in charge. Burial followed in Bethel cemetery.

[Note: Gravestone: born Nov. 30, 1864; died Sept. 18, 1954, w/o Jacob Davis – source find-a-grave.com]

Unknown Gallia County newspaper
Unknown date
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Davis, Margaret

     Margaret, young daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, of Thurman, died Feb. 20th of measles and bronchial trouble and buried in the village graveyard. She was a bright little lass, and her death is a hard blow to the fond parents.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Feb. 26, 1904
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith


Davis, Margaret H.

Obituary: Mrs. Margaret H. Davis
     The subject of this obituary was born in Lledrod, Cardigan [Ceredigion] Shire, South Wales, G. B., Feb. 14, 1822, and died at her home, near Cora, Gallia County, Ohio, Jan. 13, 1892. From these dates her age is found to be 69 years, 10 months, and 29 days. She came to this country when about 20 years old, and was married to Mr. David H. Davis, on the 20th day of Sept. 1849. To them were born six children, two of whom have died, Henry when very young, and John M. Davis, who taught school for several years in this vicinity, but was almost prepared to enter the medical profession when he died. He was married, left a wife and two children.
     The other four children are living—Mrs. Sarah E. Davis (widow) now living in Columbus, Ohio, who has three children; Rev. Thomas D. Davis, A. M., who graduated at Rio Grande College some years ago, and had been engaged as pastor of a church in Minot, North Dakota, for some time, but because of sickness had come home a few days before his mother was taken ill. Thus did a strange providence lead him home to witness the death of his mother. Mr. Davis is married and has two children.  We predict for him a future of usefulness in the service of Christ and the church: also David B. Davis who is married and has two children: and Miss Anna M. Davis, who is at home. The last named of the four deserves much credit for her faithfulness to her father and mother. We have thus minutely spoken of the family for the sake of many relatives and friends that are living in other localities who may read these lines.
     Of Mrs. Davis it may be said that physically she had but a weak constitution, a very frail body, subject to much sickness, yet she was of a lively disposition, and bore all patiently and even cheerfully. Religiously,--we are glad that we can speak of her in this connection.  How sad an obituary that must end without the least hint as to one’s hope of eternal life. She became a follower of Christ when young, and in her youthful days delighted to commit portions of God’s word. She was one of the few which constituted the church at Siloam at its organization, and continued faithful until the end, sometimes even endangering her health by coming to church when the weather was unfavorable. She resorted to every means by which she might go to church and still protect her health.  She was often seen bringing an umbrella, when there was no cloud in the sky, to shield herself from the cold wind.  All church members are not this faithful.
     On the following Friday after her death she was interred at Tyn Rhos Cemetery, when Rev. W. Rees Evans preached in Welsh from Hebrews: 11th chapter and 13th verse. On the following Sunday Rev. W. O. Jones preached in English at Siloam, the church where she was a member—a memorial sermon from the words, “I would not live always.” Job 7th chap., 16th verse. May God bless the church of which she was a member, and may her children and grand children follow in her footsteps in so far as she followed the Master.  And we pray that her husband may have close communion with God the remaining days of his life, for “rest comes sure and soon. ‘And I heard a voice from Heaven saying unto me, ‘Write [sic] blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yes, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.”
      A Friend.

Gallipolis Journal
Thursday March 10, 1892
Transcribed by Suzanne H. Giroux


Davis, Margaret J.

Mrs. Davis Dead
     Mrs. Margaret J. Davis passed at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Alban Philson in Mercer PA, at age 80 years. The remains were brought here Saturday and taken to the home of her son Elmer of Cora. The funeral was held Sunday at Tyn Rhys Church. Mrs. Davis was a fine lady and her death will be regretted by her numerous friends.

Gallipolis Bulletin
Dec. 30, 1915
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Davis, Margaret W. [Worman]

Margaret W. Davis
     Margaret Worman Davis, 81, of Westminster Terrace, Columbus, died Thursday at her residence. She was a retired librarian, having worked at the public libraries in Gallipolis, Wilmington and Delaware. She was also head librarian at Gallipolis Academy High School. Born Nov. 3, 1907 in Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Trafford Francis Worman and Mary Ella Jones Worman.
     She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Brown Davis on Feb. 2, 1988. They married June 24, 1926 in Gallipolis. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Wolfe and Frances Worman and a brother, Kenneth Worman. Surviving are a son, Dean T. Davis of Columbus, four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was president of the residents’ association of Westminster Terrace, and was a member of Clintonville Baptist Church.
     Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday at Weir-Arend Funeral Home, Pastor George Hottenfield officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Monday. Graveside services will be conducted by Rev. Alvis Pollard. Gifts may be made to the Clintonville Baptist Church library.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, November 25, 1988
Transcribed by Sheri Culler


Davis, Martha Alice

Miss Alice Davis Dies At Thurman
     Miss Martha Alice Davis, 77, died at her home on Thurman Rt. 2 at 1 a.m. Tuesday from a heart condition she had suffered for some time. Daughter of the late David T. and Margaret Jane Davis, she had lived at Thurman all of her life except for a period of employment in Columbus and Cincinnati.
     Surviving are two brothers: John T., with whom she made her home, and Charles of Columbus.
She was a member of the Presbyterian church where funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 1 p.m. by Rev. Owen Bovier with burial following in the Hill cemetery by the Kuhner Funeral Home of Oak Hill. The body will be at the funeral home where friends may call after 2 p.m. Thursday.

[Note: Simmerman wrote 1-12-1954 on the obituary.]

Newspaper (prob. January 1954, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library. 
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davis, Martha J. [Neal]

     Martha J. Neal Davis, daughter of Elijah and Louisa J. Neal, was born in Roane County, West Virginia, April 3, 1863, and died in Gallipolis Dec. 11, 1924, aged 61 years, 8 months and 8 days. She was converted in her youth at a revival meeting at Chambersburg, joined the Baptist church and ever lived a consistent christian life. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, three brothers and a sister who died in infancy.
     She was married to George A. Davis Nov. 12, 1905. She leaves to mourn their loss her husband, two stepdaughters, Miss Edna Davis and Mrs. Frances Saffin and one grand-daughter, Dolores Jane Saffin of Columbus, one sister, Miss Ida Neal of Bladen, and four nieces, Pauline and Willie Neal of Marietta and Alice and Eleanor Neal of Gallipolis.
     Two days before she passed away she told her friends that Jesus called her home. We will all miss Martha, but her Savior had need for her in his kingdom and the still small voice said "come" and she calmly went to sleep. While we are resigned to the will of Him who doeth all things well, we hold our loved one in tender recollection and cherish the hope of meeting her again. Our friend has only paid the debt we all must pay; her race is run, her troubles over, her work is finished.

"Blessed are they who die in the Lord and their works do follow them."
Servant of God, well done;
Thy glorious warfare's past;
The battle's fought, the victory won,
And thou art crowned at last.

Gallipolis paper
December 11, 1924
Transcribed by Irene Blamer

Davis, Martha

 Mrs. Martha Neal Davis of Bladen passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, in the Holzer hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident several weeks ago. She was aged 61 years.
 Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion church near Bladen Sunday.
 Mrs. Davis leaves her husband, Mr. George Davis, one sister, Miss Ida Neal of Bladen and two step-daughters Misses Edna and Frances of Columbus. Mrs. Lola C. Neal of this city is a sister-in-law.

[Note:  Buried Mt. Zion, Ohio Twp]

Gallipolis paper
1924
Transcribed by Irene Blamer


Davis, Mary Annette

Two Year Old Girl Dies In Hospital
     Mary Annette Davis, 27-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Ray Davis, Mudsoe, died at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Holzer Hospital, 2 1/2 hours after an operation on a right kidney tumor. She entered the hospital Saturday, and had been ill three or four weeks.
     The girl’s father is teacher at Cadmus High School, and her mother, the former Edith J. Jones, is former teacher at Mudsoc. Both are graduates of Rio Grande College. Born Sept. 28, 1946, the little girl is survived by a sister, Betty Sue, 4; her parents; and her grandparents, the Rev. and Mrs. Thomas F. Jones, Mudsoc, with whom the Davises made their home, and Mr. and Mrs. John J. Davis, Mudsoc.
     Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Friday in the Walnut Methodist Church, the Rev. Charles Lusher officiating, and burial will be made by W. W. Phillips, Waterloo, in Neal Cemetery.

[Note: Died January 18, 1949]

Unknown Newspaper
Abt. Tuesday January 18, 1949
Transcribed by Suzanne Giroux


Davis, Mary Catherine [Wood]

Widow of D. Bender Davis Passes Away
Funeral Services Will Be Held At 2 Sunday At Patriot Church
     Mrs. Mary Catherine Davis, widow of the late D. Bender Davis, died in her home near Patriot Friday evening after an illness of four months.
     Mrs. Davis was the daughter of Robert and Nancy Wood of near Cora. She is survived by two children, Henry C. Davis of Columbus and Mrs. E. Garnette Davis. Two sisters, Mrs. Luvicia Thomas of Gallipolis and Mrs. Sarah Ellen Davis of Patriot also survive.
     Mrs. Davis had been a resident of the Patriot community for many years and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was a member of Patriot M. E. church where funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p. m. with Rev. George Frost officiating. Burial will be made in Mound Hill cemetery with funeral director O. E. Elliot in charge.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth September 27, 1858, date of death July 1, 1938, and mother's name Nancy Hashbarger.]

Newspaper (prob. July 1938, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davis, Mary Ellen [Wood]

Mrs. Mary Davis Dies At Patriot
Funeral Is Set For 1:30 Friday At Patriot Church
     Mrs. Mary Ellen Davis, nearing her 85th birthday and an invalid the last four years, died during the noon hour Tuesday at the Davis homestead below Patriot. She was the widow of Tom (Fat) Davis and the mother of nine children, all of them well-known here and in their several communities.
     Funeral services will be held at 1:30 (fast time) Friday at the Patriot Methodist Church, of which the decedent was a member. Burial at the Old Pine by O. E. Elliott.
     Mrs. Davis's maiden name was Mary Ellen Wood and she is the last survivor of 11 children of Robert and Nancy Wood. All her life was spent in her native county and she had the unstinted devotion of her children. Cecil and Gertrude lived with her at the parenial home. The other children are Miss Edna Davis and Mrs. (Henrietta) Evan T. Rees, Columbus; James, John and Robert, all of the Patriot community; Delbert Davis, Huntington, and Oscar Davis, Gallipolis.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, February 28, 1945
Transcribed by Debbie Carter Evans


Davis, Mary M. [Clark]

Death of Mrs. Davis
     Mrs. Mary M. Davis, wife of Cornelius Davis of 753 4th Avenue, died Tuesday morning, February 28, 1911, of complication of troubles. The funeral will be Thursday at 2 o’clock at the Paint Creek Baptist Church presumably by Elder Shadd, the burial following at Pine Street cemetery by Wetherholt.
     Mrs. Davis was in her 39th year and is survived by her husband and several children of a tender age. Mrs. Davis was a daughter of John M. Clark of this county and was a highly esteemed woman who had been a great sufferer through the winter.

The Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 1, 1911
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                    Top of Page


Davis, Melva

     Melva D. Davis, 76, a resident of Lower River Rd., Gallipolis, died Sunday morning in the Holzer Medical Center. Born Sept. 29, 1909, in Gallia County to the late Eli and Emma Adkinson Shaver, she was a member of the Church of Christ in Christian Union.
     She is survived by a son, Calvin Stewart of Lower River Rd., Gallipolis; two sisters, Lula Richards of Jamestown, Ohio and Belva Stewart of Rt. 1, Gallipolis; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Otis Shaver.
     Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Rife Cemetery at Bulaville with Rev. Jack Finnicum officiating. There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Willis Funeral Home.

[Note: 9/29/1909-3/23/1986]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, March 24, 1986
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Michael Anthony

     GALLIPOLIS - Michael Anthony Davis, 27, Kanauga, died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1992 at Pt. Pleasant. Born May 16, 1965 at South Bend, Ind., son of Phil E. and Janet Birchfield Davis of Kanauga, he was a 1983 graduate of Gallia Academy High School and a self-employed musician. He was also employed by the Brown & Root Construction Co., DuPont Plant, Belle, W. Va.
     Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother and sister-in-law, Phillip Daniel and Carol Davis of New Haven, W. Va.; paternal grandmother, Esther Davis of Kanauga; and maternal grandmother, Anita Birchfield of New Haven.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the McCoy-Moore Funeral Home, Wetherholt Chapel, Gallipolis, with the Rev. C. J. Lemley officiating. Burial will be in the Concord Cemetery, Coach, W. Va. Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 6-9 p.m.

Sunday Times Sentinel
December 13, 1992
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Ora [Boggs]

Ora Davis Dies at 80
     Mrs. Ora Mae Boggs Davis, 80, of the Northup community died in Holzer Hospital at 4:15 a.m. today. She had been a patient there for nine days and during most of that time her condition was serious.
     She was a native of Walnut Township, where she was born on March 4, 1878, the daughter of the late James and Matilda Waugh Boggs. Her marriage to Daniel Davis was in July 1903 and he preceded her in death on June 2, 1958.
     Four sons and a daughter survive this union, Harry and Otis Davis, both of Northup, Stanley Davis of Vinton and Delbert of Bidwell and Mrs. Arthur (Erma) Rose of Patriot. Three surviving brothers are Will, James and Tom Boggs, all of this county.
     Mrs. Davis was a member of the Asbury Methodist Church where funeral services will be held 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in the Tyn Rhos Cemetery under the direction of the Wetherholt-Elliott-Woods Funeral Home.

Gallipolis Tribune
October 1958
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Davis, Orin Ersel

Gallia Native’s Funeral Here Saturday 2 P. M.
     Orin Ersel Davis, aged 37, died Wednesday morning in a Spencer, W. Va. hospital after a few days illness of pneumonia. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Davis (Arclissa McIntyre) of the Neighborhood Rd., he was born in Gallia County Sept. 8, 1910. He left here in 1932 and since that time had lived at Wharton, W. Va., where he had worked as a coal miner.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine Prince Davis, a daughter, the parents and the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Garnet Mehl, Columbus; Mrs. Mary Bradley, Wharton, W. Va.; Emmett Davis, London; Ervin Davis, Patriot and Forest Davis, Gallipolis.
     Funeral services are set for Saturday at 2 p.m. at the home of the parents with the Rev. Sherd Cofer, officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill Cemetery by Claude Miller. The body will be brought here by Vandale, funeral director at Spencer, and will be taken Friday to the parents’ home where friends may call.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Thursday, February 12, 1948
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Phil J.

Former Resident Dies At Washington C. H.
     Phil J. Davis, 77, died Monday at 8 p.m. at his home at Washington C. H. He was the son of the late Daniel J. and Elizabeth Jenkins Davis.
     As a young man he attended Rio Grande College and Ohio Northern University and graduated from the latter. For several years he taught in the rural schools of Gallia County. He went to Washington C. H. 48 years ago and became associated with the Willis Lumber Co. and was still serving as bookkeeper of that company when he became ill a few weeks ago. Deceased was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Washington C. H.
     Mr. Davis was devoted to Gallia County and his relatives here, and made frequent visits here, his last one only four weeks ago. His friends remember him as an impressive looking man. He held the respect and esteem of the Washington C. H. people. The Davis home where he was reared is in the Cora neighborhood and is now owned by S. H. Milan, who resides there.
     His wife, Myrtie Howard Davis, preceded him in death four years ago. The following son and four daughters survive: Willis Davis, Marion; Mrs. Edward Craig, Grove City; Mrs. Walter Price, Dayton; Mrs. George Campbell, Washington C. H. and Miss Clara Davis, a teacher in the schools at Washington C. H., who lived with her father.
     Also surviving are 12 grandchildren and two brothers and three sisters; Jenkin Davis, Rio Grande; Steve Davis, Columbus; and Mrs. Allen Wood, Miss Maye Davis and Miss Jane Davis, Gallipolis.
Mr. Davis' children were devoted to him and have made his late years as happy as was humanly possible.
     Funeral arrangements have not been completed but the services will probably be held Friday.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth August 10, 1872, date of death November 21, 1949, and place of burial is Washington CE, Washington Court House, OH.]

Newspaper (prob. November 1949, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davis, Rachel

Funeral Is Set Here For 10 Saturday; Then Tyn Rhos
     Miss Rachel Davis, matron of the Girls Industrial School of near Delaware and scion of an old and prominent Gallia County family, succumbed to a heart ailment at 11:25 last night at the Holzer Hospital.
It had been known for several days that her illness was well-nigh hopeless, though she had been in normal health, apparently, up until a fortnight ago. She was taken from her home at 339 Fourth Ave, to the hospital just a week ago.
     Miss Davis was the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Elizabeth Jenkins Davis, whose home on Rt. 141 near Raccoon and below Cora is now the Milam place. She was born February 12, 1879, and, hence, had entered her 65th year. In her girlhood Miss Davis became a member of Siloam Congregational Church and just a month ago changed her membership to the First Presbyterian Church of this city. She was a member of the Professional and Business Women's Club and a loyal worker for the Red Cross over a period of years.
     To a marked degree she lived in harmony with the tenets of her Christian faith. When sickness came to her own family circle or to her loved ones, she was quick to proffer her services and she gave abundantly of her time and strength in every such crisis. She was devoted indeed to her brothers and sisters and they reciprocated in full measure and they and all others who knew her well admired her for her sterling character.
     Her term of service at the Girls Industrial School lasted about 15 years. She retired about five years ago and came back to Gallipolis to live with her sisters.
     The surviving brothers and sisters are: Philip Davis, Washington C. H.; Mrs. Allen Wood, Patriot; Mrs. H. H. Kester, Gallipolis R. D. (Green Twp.); Misses May and Jane Davis, of the Fourth Ave. address; Jenkin Davis, Rio Grande, and Stephen Davis, Columbus.
     Brief funeral services will be conducted at the home at 10 o'clock (fast time) Saturday by Rev. Cecil Marley. Then the body will be removed to Tyn Rhos Church, where further services will be conducted by Rev. Samuel Whilding of Jackson, a close friend of the Davis family. Interment will be made in beautiful Tyn Rhos Cemetery by Davis & Thomas.

[Note: From death certificate date of death March 24, 1943.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1943, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Davis, Reese

Reese Davis Of Thurman Dies Here of Stroke
83-Year-Old Man Had Planned To Return To His Own Home Last Night--Funeral 2 [P.M.] Sunday
     Reese Davis, 83, retired stonemason of Thurman, died at 4:30 Friday afternoon at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hedges, at 518 Third Avenue. At about 10 o'clock Mr Davis suffered a stroke of paralysis while making purchases in the McKnight-Davies Store on Court Street. He was at once taken to the Hedges home, where he and his wife had spent the winter. He was not helpless but could walk with assistance. His speech was impaired, but he could make himself understand. For an hour or two his condition seemed to improve and hopes were entertained that he would recover as he had recovered from previous strokes of less severity.

Ready to Move Back
     Mrs. Davis is an invalid, having lost the use of her legs more than two years ago. On account of her condition she and Mr. Davis had spent the last three winters here, but they had intended to return to their own home yesterday and he was buying seed and garden implements when stricken.
     Mr. Davis was born near Ironton on March 7, 1851, a son of David Davis. While engaged in stone work on the C & O Railway, then being constructed from Charleston on to Huntington he became acquainted with Miss Wilmuth Moses of Scary and they were married at St. Albans 62 years ago last March 14. Their married life was begun in Jackson County, where they lived for 30 years and the remaining 32 years of their wedlock was spent in Thurman. Many may recall that he used to operate a huckster wagon, making frequent trips to Gallipolis.
     He is survived by, besides his wife and Mrs. Hedges, five other daughters: Mrs. David G. Jones, Wellston; Mrs. Joseph Burke, Mrs. W.A. Burlingame and Mrs. Carl Mhorholz, all of Cincinnati and Mrs. F.E. Morgan, Columbus. A son,Walter, was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun in September, 1931. There survives one sister, Miss Hannah E. Davis, Oak Hill.
     Mr. Davis was a member of Sardis Church and was highly respected and esteemed in his home commmunity. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Sunday at the home in Thurman, with Rev. J.C. Watts in charge. Place of burial had not been determined this morning.

[Note: Death Certificate...Born 1851; died April 20, 1934. Parents: David Davis and May Evans - both born Wales]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Saturday, April 21, 1934
Transcribed by F.K. Brown                                                                             Top of Page


Davis, Rena [Wright]

Mrs. Lewin G. Davis Found Dead At Home Near Kanauga Wednesday
Charge From Shotgun Entered Head Causing Instant Death
Funeral and Burial Occurred Friday Morning

     Mrs. Lewin G. Davis was found dead in a chicken house at her home just below Kanauga about noon Wednesday from the effect of a gunshot wound in her head and face. A hammerless shotgun belonging to her husband was found lying at her side.
     Mr. Davis, working nearby, said he heard the shot and hurried to the house but could find no one there. He continued his search and soon found his wife's body. Mr. Davis said he left the gun on a truck in a shed. His wife had gone out to feed the chickens and had apparently picked up the gun to take it to the house. In holding the gun and scattering the feed, the shotgun had apparently been discharged, causing her death. The charge of shot entered her head and face, inflicting terrible wounds and death was probably instantaneous.
It was rumored that Mrs. Davis had committed suicide, but Mr. Davis is positive such is not the case. He said she had been in the best of health and sirits and gave no indication of suicidal tendencies.
     Mrs. Davis was formerly Miss Rena Wright and was formerly of Addison township. She leaves her husband and two sisters, Mrs. Charles Hern of Cheshire and Mrs. Emma Butcher of Marion. The funeral was held at her late home Friday morning by Rev. H.W.Anderson, interment following in the Rife cemetery near Bulaville.

[Note: b. 1873 d. 1917]

Gallia Times
Dec. 29, 1927
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Davis, Reuben

Reuben Davis Died Last Night At The Age Of 82
Funeral Services To Be Held Here 2:30 Sunday
     Reuben Davis, aged 82, whose sons are variously active in the community, died about 10 o'clock last night at his home on Chatham ave. There he and his brother, Charles Davis, had lived together for some years.
     Mr. Davis was born near Lecta and was a son of Fleming and Elizabeth Lunsford Davis. He married Anna Beaver, who died in 1923, and they are survived by the following children: G. Ernest Davis of the county relief set-up, Jack Davis and Aaron Davis, all of Gallipolis; Laura Broyles and Edna Wedemeyer, both of Columbus.
     Mr. Davis is also survived by a sister and five brothers: Mrs. Mahala Graham of Springfield, William Davis of Arkansas, Allen of West Virginia, Joseph of Coalton, Charles and Elmer of Gallipolis.
     Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Sunday at the Church of God, with Rev. H. M. Smith in charge.      
Interment will be made in Mound Hill cemetery by A. E. Tope.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth June 10, 1861 and date of death May 1, 1942.]

Newspaper (prob. May 1942, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davis, Robert

Child Poisoned By Medicine Tablets
Swallows Pills While Parents Are Absent, Dies In Convulsions At Hospital
     Robert, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, died at Holzer hospital Tuesday night at 8 o’clock within an hour after his parents found him in convulsions at their home on Eastern avenue. The child, who was nineteen months old, is believed to have obtained some medicine tablets belonging to his father, and to have swallowed them while the parents were out of the room.
     Besides the father and mother, he is survived by two sisters, Helen 10 and Marjorie, 8, and a brother, Junior, 4. Funeral services will be held at the home of Rev. Smith on Fourth avenue Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. E. C. Venz officiating. Burial will be in Mound Hill cemetery in charge of A. E. Tope.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Wednesday, March 20, 1929

Card of Thanks
     We want to thank everyone for their kindness during the sudden death of our baby, Bobby Davis, and everyone who assisted with cars, the girls that sang, and especially Rev. Venz for his great comforting words, and Mr. Tope, for his wonderful assistance.
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Davis

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday, March 22, 1929
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Davis, Samuel

     At the home of his father, Mr. Thomas J. Davis, in Raccoon Tp., Gallia Co., O., April 2d, 1883, of paralysis, Samuel Davis, aged 36 years. It was a severe stroke and he lived only 36 hours after the attack. His remains were buried at Bethesda graveyard; religious services by D. S. Jones and J. E. Thomas. The departed taken away so suddenly leaves the parents in great grief, also four brothers and two sisters to mourn their loss.

Gallipolis Bulletin
May 1, 1883
Transcribed by Sharon Hobart                                                                        Top of Page


Davis, Samuel A.

Samuel A. Davis, Aged 85, Passes Thursday P.M.
Funeral Is Set For 11 Sunday At Okey Church
     Samuel A. Davis, aged 85, died at 2:20 Thursday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John T. Hall, Vine street. He had suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and had been ill there a month. Funeral services will be held at Okey at 11 o'clock Sunday, with Rev. Mr. Graham in charge. Interment by O. E. Elliott.
     Mr. Davis was born at Red house, W. V., Feb. 9, 1856. He was a son of Fleming and Elizabeth Lunsford Davis. He lived for many years around Patriot. His wife, who was Almira Ralston died nearly 11 years ago.
     Their surviving children, besides Mrs. Hall, are Mrs. Ore Dailey, Mrs. Marie Rucker, Mrs. Pearl Myers, and Mrs. Fern Saunders, all of this section; Charles and Heber Davis, both of Chicago; Floyd and Emory, Marion, O., and Edward of Detroit. There are five living brothers, Reuben, Charles and Elmer Davis of Gallipolis; Allen of West Virginia and Joe Davis of Coalton.

[Note: From death certificate date of death March 20, 1941. Burial is at Okey CE in Mason Twp., Lawrence County.]

Newspaper (prob. March 1941, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders


Davis, Sarah [Ward]

She only sleeps; her spirit is gone
To that eternal rest.
And thogh our hearts are sad,
We know God's will is the best.

     Sarah A. Ward, daughter of the late Jacob and Nancy Ward, of Morgan township, was born seventy-one years ago and died at her home Oct. 28, 1913. She was united in marriage with William G. Davis March 14, 1862, and to this union eight children were born, six sons and two daughters--L.G., W.A., Lornen, E.H., and Clinton of Gallipolis, M.G. of Gahanna, Mrs. J.F.Berry, deceased, and Mrs. George Bunce, of Gallipolis. Besides her husband she is survived by three brothers, John Ward of Columbus, H.D. Ward of Shepard, and Frank Ward of Gallia county, and one sister, Mrs. Lewin Kent of Vinton, and a host of other relatives and friends.
     She united with the Bulaville Christian Church May 29, 1888, and remained a faithful and active worker in the Lord's vineyard. No sacrifice was considered too great, no task too hard for her family and friends that she did not find her reward in their comfort and happiness. She was a good wife and mother, a kind neighbor, and with her kind words and advice set a Godly example before her family. Through her sickness she was never known to murmur or complain. She was submissive to the Lord's will. She was kindly cared for by her family and friends, and all was done that could be done, but of no avail. She had fought the good fight of faith and entered into rest.

It is hard to give mother up,
Our hearts are sorely riven;
But one sweet thought dispels our gloom--
Our mother rests in Heaven.

     The funeral services were conducted Thursday morning by Rev. W.E. Ewing, assisted by Rev. Newton, burial by Wetherholt at the Rife cemetery. The floral tributes were beautiful. The large crowd in attendance was evidence of the high esteem in which she was held. The family desires to thank their neighbors for their assistance during the illness and burial of their beloved companion and mother.
Wm. Davis and Children

Gallia Times
Nov. 5, 1913
Transcribed by Nancy McMillan


Davis, Stanley

Stanley Davis Dead
     Evan Stanley Davis, aged 35, of Rio Grande, passed away on a Hocking Valley train at Logan, Ohio, Wednesday evening, August 30, 1916, of consumption. With his wife and two children, he was returning home from Colorado, where he had been for some months past in hopes of benefitting his health.
     Mr. Davis was a son of the late Thomas Davis. His mother, Mrs. Enos Davis, resides near Rio Grande. His wife, who with two children, survives him is a daughter of W.O. Evans. The Davis family left here for the west in an auto, accompanied by Morris Burnett of this city.

Gallia Times
Sept. 6, 1916
Transcribed by Danielle Frogale-Dorso                                                             Top of Page


Davis, Thelma

IN MEMORY
     There are three dates in the history of every ideal life that is preeminent to all others.
                    First, the date of the birth into the natural life.
                    Second, the date of the birth into the spiritual life.
                    Third, the date of transition from this life into the life triumphant.
     The first date in the life of the subject of this obituary was Dec. 23, 1906, not far from Siloam Church in Perry Township, this county, which church is the home of her paternal grandparents.
     The second, was when she and Charis, her brother, with others of her Sunday School class, united with the church at Mt. Zion [Old Pine] about the year 1920.
     The third, was when she died at Xenia, Ohio, March 30, 1929, at the age of 22 years, 3 months and 7 days. Her illness was for a short season; yet all that the best physicians that could be secured could do, could not arrest the hand of the stern victor death.
     The writer learned to know and to admire her noble disposition when she was but a child, living down on the farm and attending the elementary school, having occasion to see her and Charmis going and coming and she always sought an opportunity to wave me a greeting anywhere she could see me and this friendly nature characterized her entire life.
     About the year 1921, she entered high school here at Rio Grande and the next five years were mostly spent here where she graduated from high school and the normal department. During the years of her school life she took much interest in the social, literary and religious activities of the school. We heard one of her teachers pass this compliment to her. "She was always the same kind, cheerful, conscientious Thelma." And another said this "She was so earnest, so genial and so sweet in dispositon."
     For the last two years, she has been employed as teacher in the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors' Orphanage Home at Xenia,Ohio, where she has endeared herself to her employers, her associates and her pupils. Thelma was a great lover of out door activities. It was her delight to get out on the farm and help her father handle the team; to go to the field and commune with the visible forms of nature, to mount a horse and gallop off to the office and to do the many other necessary errands on the farm. This service attached her very dearly to her father, who if possible experience the deepest sorrow in her being taken from them apparently in the very climax of her life's hopes. We can not understand this, but let us hope that the Lord had need of her.
     Thelma was the oldest child and only daughter of Jenkin J. and Elizabeth Wood Davis. She leaves to mourn her departure besides her parents and brother Charmis, two grandmothers, Mrs. D.J. Davis of near Siloam and Mrs. Drummond of Rio Grande and many uncles and aunts on both the father's and mother's side and many associates and friends that she made whereever she went.

Tis ours to miss her all our years,
And tender memories of her keep;
Her's in the Lord to rest, for so
He giveth his beloved sleep.  
           R.H.T.

[Note: Burial Calvary Baptist, Raccoon Township]

Gallipolis Paper
March 30 1929
Transcribed by F. K. Brown                                                                            Top of Page


Davis, Thomas Dewey

Rev. T. D. Davis Dies In Wyoming
By E. Garnette Davis
     Relatives in the county but recently learned of the death at Casper, Wyoming, of Thomas Dewey Davis. He was the last surviving member of the family of David H. and Margaret Morris Davis, pioneer Welsh residents. His death occurred on February 1.
     Mr. Davis was born November 14, 1854, in Perry township on Raccoon Creek opposite Siloam church on what is now known as the Stephen Wood farm. He was preceded in death by Mrs. Sarah E. Davis of Columbus, Mrs. Annie Huddleston of Gallipolis, John Davis of Ironton, and D. Bender Davis of Patriot. Mr. Davis attended the public schools of Perry tp.
     When Rio Grande College was organized he entered school there and was a member of the first graduating class there and was the last surviving member of his class. He was graduated from Chicago University D. D.
     He was married early in life to Miss Rozella Williams, a classmate. He lost his companion shortly afterward. He was pastor of the following churches: Pomeroy and Westerville, Ohio and later went west and was pastor of the churches at Tecumseh, Milford, Hyannis and Fairfield, Nebraska. He was elected chaplain of the Nebraska legislature in 1917, and also in 1933. He was active in Odd Fellows and Knight of Pythias and was an honored Mason for 58 years. Mr. Davis retired from the ministry seven years ago, and removed to Casper, Wyo.
     He leaves the following relatives, his widow, formerly Miss Gertrude Morgan of Westerville, Ohio; two children: a son, Morgan Dewey Davis, superintendent of schools of Casper, Wyo., and a daughter, Mrs. Ira Thompson, of Wahoo, Nebraska, also one granddaughter, Miss Gertrude Thompson, of Doane College, Nebraska, and a number of relatives in Gallia county.
     Burial was made in Casper under the auspices of Masonic lodge.

[Note: Ann Simmerman wrote "1942" on this obit.]

Newspaper (prob. 1942, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                         Top of Page


Davis, Thomas T.

Thomas T. Davis Dies This Morning
Funeral Sun. 2 P.M.
     Thomas T. Davis, who was in his 81st year, died about 2:30 this morning at his home at Patriot. He had been in ill health for about a year with a heart ailment. About a year ago he had a serious illness but rallied from it and during the summer and fall had been able to get about. His condition grew worse about two months ago.
     Mr. Davis, who was familiarly known as "Tom Fat," was born in Perry tp. and spent his entire life there. He was a genial man, thrifty farmer and highly esteemed resident. The comfortable Davis home at the edge of the village of Patriot, has always been known for its genuine hospitality.
     Surviving are his wife, the former Sarah Ellen Wood, and their fine family of seven sons and three daughters: James, Charles and Robert of the Patriot neighborhood; John at Mudsoc, Oscar and Delbert at Gallipolis and Cecil, who is principal of the Cadmus schools, and lives at home; Gertrude at home, Edna and Henrietta, the last named the wife of Evan (Tim) Rees, both of Columbus. A sister, Mrs. Lizzie Tanner, is the only surviving member of the large family of his father, Thomas Davis.
     Funeral services will be held at the Patriot church, where he was a member, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock with Rev. Frost, a former pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Old Pine by O. E. Elliott.

[Note: From death certificate date of birth May 9, 1857, date of death February 3, 1938, mother Elizabeth Lewis.]

Newspaper (prob. February 1938, Gallipolis) found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davis, Will J.

     Mr. Will J. Davis was born Jan. 4, 1887 and passed away Feb. 9, 1939 aged 58 years, 1 mo. 5 days. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Davis, who lived on a farm in Gallia county close to Siloam congregational church. His boyhood days were spent on this farm with his parents, brothers and sisters; attended Waterloo country school and Siloam Sunday School and preaching services on Sunday. After finishing the country school he went to Rio Grande school a few terms, then to Ada, O. and graduated from Ohio university in engineering.
     Several years after finishing school he worked on the railroad construction work in Utah and Oregon. While on this work he made two trips home to see his folks. A few years later Mr. Davis was given a position in the State Highway department. In 1917 Will located at Xenia, Ohio and was appointed to fill an unexpired term as county engineer and has held this position these many years. Had two more years before his term expired. He held this position longer than any man in the state, up to this time.
     His parents, Mr. D.J. and Elizabeth Davis have preceded him to the Great Beyond several years. It was with much regret and sorrow that we learned of the death of Will Davis Thursday afternoon. Mr. Davis had been in failing health for sometime. Last Sept. he came home to be with his sisters in Gallipolis to recuperate. After battling bravely for these many weeks against his illness, his condition was not considered critical. The constant and careful attention of those dear ones ministering to him enabled him to fight a losing battle tenaciously. Thursday afternoon the Angel of Death visited the home and carried away the spirit of the dear brother very suddenly.
     Will Davis joined the Methodist church in Xenia in 1919. He was a man whom the people of Xenia loved. Always ready to do all in his power to help make life beautiful. Faithful and loyal he was to the cause. Will was quiet and assuming in his manner. His business associates and those in his employ give testimonies as to his good life. He loved to speak to his many loyal friends in Greene county and especially in Xenia. Mr. Davis will be greatly missed by his friends in Greene county and by his old associates in Gallia county, but most of all by his immediate family in the home.
     The Davis family loved their home and they were much devoted to each other. Love ruled. He leaves to mourn his departure, three brothers and five sisters, namely: Phil of Washington Court House, Jink of Rio Grande, Stephen of Columbus, Mrs. Allen Wood of Patriot, Mrs. Hugh Kester of Gallipolis Star Rt., Rachel, Jane and Mae of Gallipolis. A host of close relatives and friends.
     Death to the righteous is life eternal.

[Note: From death certificate year of birth given is 1881; father Daniel J. Davis; mother Elizabeth Jenkins; burial Tyn Rhos CE.]

Newspaper (prob. February 1939, Gallipolis) clipping found in the Simmerman files, Ralph Davis file, Bossard Library.
Transcribed by Lynn Anders                                                                           Top of Page


Davisson, Stafford

Death Takes S. Davisson
     Stafford Davisson, 81, died at his McDaniel Crossroads home at 1:35 a.m. Sunday. His death followed an illness of two years. He was a former Walnut township trustee and justice of the peace.
A native of Walnut township, he was born on Nov. 4, 1877, to the late Jesse and Jane McDaniel Davisson. His marriage to Alta Howard, who survives, was an event of Feb. 3, 1904. All of their married life had been spent on the farm at McDaniel Cross Rd.
     A son, Marlton Davisson of Haskins survives and two grandchildren. Mr. Davisson was a member of the Cadmus Grange and Cultus Tribe, Redmen’s Lodge of Pedro.
     Services will be held at 2: p.m. Tuesday at the Crossroads church. Rev. Jesse Tanner will officiate and burial will be in Sandfork cemetery under the direction of the Phillips Funeral home. Friends may call at the late home after 5: p.m. today and until the hour of the services.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 20, 1959
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron


Day, Albert Tell

Albert Tell Day, 90, Dies Tuesday

     Albert Tell Day, 90, East Gallipolis died at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Holzer Hospital. He had worked for 63 years in every coal mine state in the Union.
     Born April 18, 1857, to Morgan and Minerva Barker Day at Leaper, the decedent was twice married.
His first wife was the former ----ie Akin, and they are survived by one son, William, Huntington.
His second wife, whom he married in 1895 and who died ---- 6, 1947, was the former Alice Waugh Scarberry. These sons and daughters survive: Oakley, ----e Creek; Clarence, Gallipolis; Oma Goolden, Bladen; ----k Gallipolis, and Virgil, Bladen.
     A brother and a sister also survive; William, Mercerville, and ----a, Nelsonville.
The body will remain at the C. R. Halley funeral home back of Mercerville until 1 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Mercerville Church, the Rev. ---- W. Lusher officiating, and burial will be made in King's Chapel Cemetery.

[Note: Buried in King's Chapel Cemetery - From Stone 1857-1948]

Gallipolis paper
Date unknown
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                    Top of Page


Day, Anthony

Anthony Day, Aged resident Ohio Tp., Dies
Funeral Services Will Be Held At Bethel M. E. Church at 1 Thursday
     Anthony Day, retired farmer and stock dealer of Ohio Tp., died at 5 o'clock last evening at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. S. Conner, at 1905 Ninth ave., Huntington. He had been ill seven weeks and death resulted from bronchial pneumonia. He had previously suffered a stroke.
     Mr. Day was in his 82nd year, having been born in Ohio tp., on Oct. 3, 1856. He was one of five children of William and Sarah Perkins Day and the last survivor of his generation of that well-known family.
     Mr. Day and Louisa Josephine Barker were married Dec. 4, 1879, and she died July 22, 1934. They were the parents of six children, five of whom survive: Charles Day, Bladen; Mrs. Connor; Mrs. Walter Boyd and Mrs. Jud Swindler, Crown City, R.D.; and Mrs. Myrtle Anderson, Columbus.
     From his young manhood on Mr. Day had been a familiar figure here and was known throughout the county as a raiser of and dealer in live stock. Some time ago he rented his Swan Creek farm.
     The body was brought to the Swindler home this side of Crown City last night by Funeral Director Elias Wetherholt. Rites will be held at Bethel M. E. church in Ohio tp., at 2 o'clock Thursday. Burial at the same place.

[Note - Stone reads D.1937]

Gallipolis newspaper
1937
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall                                                                       Top of Page


Day, Byrd E.

     Byrd E. Day, son of Ezra and Emily Halley Day, was born in Gallia County, Ohio, July 9, 1902, and died at the home of Mrs. R. S. Beck at Raccoon Island Saturday, Feb. 7, 1920, aged 17 years, 6 months and 29 days.
     Besides his mother he leaves two brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Cora Call of Bidwell, and Mrs. R. S. Beck of Raccoon Island, and Chauncey Day of Milwaukee and Clyde B. Day of Detroit, to mourn their loss.
Three months ago he was taken ill with pneumonia and gradually grew weaker until the end.
     The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. P. McCarley, interment following in Bethel cemetery.

Gallipolis paper
February 7, 1920
Transcribed by Irene Blamer


Day, Charolette Leone

     Charolette Leone Day, 77, of 86 Green Terrace Court of Gallipolis, died Monday March 31, 1997 in Holzer Medical Center. Born March 11, 1920 in the Swan Creek Community of Gallia County, she was the daughter of the late Charles I. Day and Florence G. Brumfield Day.
     Surviving are five sisters, Louise Daniels, Luella Raike, Hildreth Williams and Delma (Gene) Brown, all of Gallipolis, and Irene (Vilas) Unroe of Crown City, 23 nieces and nephews, 55 great nieces and nephews and 16 great-great nieces and nephews.
     Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 3, 1997 in the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with the Rev. Tom Hite officiating. Burial will follow at the Swan Creek Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, 1997. Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, April 1, 1997
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Day, Eliza

Death of Eliza A. Day
     Mrs. Eliza A. Day, mother of Mrs. John Mullineux, died at the residence of Mrs. Mullineux, with whom she made her home, on last Saturday morning, April 29th, 1893, aged 70 years. She had a stroke of paralysis six years ago, last February, but had been an invalid prior to that time for twenty years. After her stroke of paralysis she was much worse, and, for the last six months, she has been a constant sufferer.
     She lived a widow for 21 years, and was the mother of four children two sons and two daughters, all of whom are living. She was a member of the Baptist Church for many years and her funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Mohler, of that church, at half past one o’clock today, (Monday) her burial following at the old cemetery on Pine street, by Hayward & Son.
     Mrs. Day was naturally a very good woman, kind to the suffering, firm and steadfast in all of her beliefs, of strong prejudices and generally right in them. She was quiet and unassuming in all of her ways. Being ill for so many years had somewhat changed her natural disposition and she lived so retired that but little was known of her outside the family, to whom however though a source of constant care, she was particularly dear, and esteemed by all, and her death leaves nothing but sorrow.

May 3, 1893
Gallipolis Journal
Transcribed by Henny Evans                                                                           Top of Page


Day, Elizabeth Francis [Compston]

OBITUARY
     Elizabeth Francis Day, daughter of Isaac and Mariah Compston was born, July 8, 1847 and departed this life May 7, 1926, Age 88 years and 10 months. She was born and reared near Mercerville, and has spent her entire life in that neighborhood. She united with the Baptist Church at Providence at about 20 years of age and has been a faithful follower of her Savior for nearly ten years.
     She was united in marriage on February 11, 1872, to James G. Day, who has preceded her in death. She was the mother of four children, John, who died in early manhood, Charles, who died in infancy, Harry of Crown City with whom she has made her home for the last 20 years.
     She was one of a family of six chldren of which Mrs. Mary Dickey of Huntington is the only surviving one. The others were Mrs. Phene Call, Mrs. Emma Wright, a twin sister, Mrs. Lida Frownfelter and Willie who died in youth.
     She leaves to mourn her departure in addition to those mentioned above, four grandchildren, Frank and Morton Dickey, Mercerville, Clyde and Bay Day, Crown City, other relatives and a host of friends.

Her death like her life was quiet and peaceful.
Will palms of victory bear
Where crystal streams through endless years,
Flow over golden sands,
And where the old grow young again
And clasp my Mother's hands.

     Funeral services were held at Providence Church Sunday at 2 P.M. by Rev. Riggs and Undertaker Halley.

Gallipolis paper
1926
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Day, Emily

Mrs. Ezra Day Dies Saturday P.M.
Funeral Tuesday
     Mrs. Emily Halley Day, aged 78, whose health has been failing for some time, died Saturday evening about 8 o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Reuben Beck at Raccoon Island.
     She was the widow of Ezra Day, who preceded her in death about twenty years. Mrs. Day was a lifelong resident of this county and was held in high esteem in the community where she lived and died.
     Surviving, in addition to the daughter, Mrs. Beck, with whom she made her home, are another daughter, Mrs. Cora Call of Adamsville and two sons, Clyde and Chauncey Day of Detroit. One brother also survives, Harvey Halley of Canonsburg, Pa.
     Funeral services will be held Tuesday at one p.m. at Bethel church near Bladen with Rev. H. W. DeWolfe officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery by C. R. Halley.

[Note: from stone at Bethel cemetery, Ohio Twp., 1861-1941]

Gallipolis newspaper
1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin


Day, Emily

OBITUARY
     Mrs. Emily F. Day, daughter of Dr. Henry Halley and Annie Sheets Halley, born Nov. 30, 1861, Gallia county, Ohio, passed away at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Beck Feb. 15, 1941. Aged 79 years, 2 months, and 15 days.
     She and Ezra Day were joined in marriage in 1886. To this union was born four children. A daughter, Maud M. Beck, Gallipolis, O. Three sons, Chauncey and Clyde of Detroit, Michigan, and Byrd, who proceded her in death in 1920.
     She has been a widow since the death of her husband, May 13, 1918.
     In her early girlhood she became a member of Mercerville Church.
     This was the beginning of a Christian life, that in her later years of affliction afforded a comfort that far surpassed any medical aid and her faith in a spiritual life became more profound as her departure from this life became more evident.
     She leaves to mourn their loss, one brother, Harry Haley, Mechanicsburg, O., a daughter, and step-daughter, Cora Call, Adamsville, two sons, five granchildren, three great-granchildren and many devoted friends and relatives.

Thy day has come, not gone.
Thy sun has risen, not set.
Thy life has gone beyond the reach of death and change;
Not ended, but begun.
Dear Mother,
Farewell.

Gallipolis newspaper
February 1941
Transcribed by Joanne Galvin                                                                          Top of Page


Day, Emma Alice [Waugh]

Mrs. Albert Day of Bladen Passes
Rites 2 Tuesday
     Mrs. Emma Alice Waugh Day, wife of Albert Day, died at 3:15 this morning at their home back of Bladen. She was 84 and had not been well for some time. She is survived by the following daughters and sons; Mrs. Oma Gooldin, Mrs. Effie Sheets, and Virgil Day, Bladen; Clarence and Frank, Gallipolis and Oakley Day, Apple Creek.
     Funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Kings Chapel in Ohio Twp., with Rev. Charles Lusher in charge. Burial in the church yard there by C. R. Halley.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 6, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Day, Ezra

Death of Ezra Day
     Ezra Day, well known farmer, passed away at his home at Bladen at 2 p.m. Monday, May 13, 1918, after a brief illness due to a nervous break down. He was in his seventieth year and was a well liked man. Mr. Day is survived by his widow and the following children, Chauncey Day of Huntington, Mrs. Bert Call of Adamsville, Mrs. Maude Beck of Angola, Clyde of Detroit and Byrd at home, and two brothers Anthony and Will of Bladen.
     The funeral will occur from Bethel church Wednesday at 1 p.m. with interment at the church cemetery by Undertaker Stevers.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Friday May 17, 1918
Transcribed by Deanna Partlow


Day, Frances

In Memory
     Frances [Lusher] Day was born August 2, 1856 and died Oct. 27, 1928 aged 72 years, 2 months and 15 days.
     She was united in marriage to Orlando Day, December 20, 1880; to this union were born two daughters, Wealthy, who preceded her to the Great Beyond and Mrs. Lennie Cheney and children, Marlan, Frances and James, together with the bereaved companion are left to mourn their loss. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Betty Roy and Mrs. Florence Kales and four brothers, Virgil, Will, Rudolph and George Lusher.
     Fanny, as we all knew her, will be greatly missed in the home and community. She was kind and ready to help those who needed help, although a sufferer for quite a while, we believe she knew in whom to trust. She remarked to her friends she wished she could die and be free from her suffering and that she was ready to go and asked us to sing The Home of the Soul, which was her favorite song and she seemed to bask in the sunshine of God as we sang it.

Gone from our home forever,
The darling of our band.
Crossed over the mystic river
Into the summer land.

Gone from this world of sadness,
Gone from a bed of pain,
Into eternal gladness
Never to weep again.

Gone where no storms of sorrow
Sweep o'er her troubled breast,
Gone from a dark tomorrow
To everlasting rest.

We weep, our hearts are breaking,
We smile, and kiss the rod
We know her spirit's waking

In the Paradise of God.

     Funeral services were held at Mercerville Church by Rev. Earl Cremeens and the D of A's of which she was a member. Internment at Mound Hill Cemetery by Undertaker Coleman Halley.

Gallipolis Paper
October 17, 1928
Transcribed by F.K. Brown


Day, Frank E.

Frank E. Day, Aged 53, Dies In Harrisburg, Pa.
Ohio Twp. Native --- Rites 2 Sunday At Mt. Zion
     Frank Ernest Day, 53, born and reared at Bush’s Mills, Ohio Twp., died early Wednesday morning at Harrisburg, Pa.
     Mr. Day, a son of the late John and Sarah A. Barker Day, had been employed for years as a rigger foreman at various points in eastern states and he had not been here on a visit for three or four years. He was unmarried. He had been ill for several months, a sufferer from arthritis, and on Tuesday his sister in Huntington received a telegram telling of his serious illness. The end came at 1:15 Wednesday morning, said a later message.
     His birthdate was January 30, 1889; hence, he was nearing his 54th birthday. Five brothers, a sister survive: William L. and Robert Day, Bladen; Elza Day, Scotia, New York (across the Hudson River from Schenectady); Fred W. Day, of near Los Angeles; John R. Day, Columbus, and Mrs. Nora A. Clark, Huntington. He was a first cousin of the late Mrs. R. J. Mauck.
     Funeral services have been set for 2 o’clock Sunday at Mt. Zion Church in Ohio Twp., with Rev. Jennings Cremeens in charge. Burial in the church cemetery by C. R. Halley. Mr. Halley expects the body to arrive on Saturday and it will remain at his mortuary at Mercerville until it is taken on to the church.

[Note: His tombstone records year of birth as 1899.]

Gallipolis Tribune
1942
Transcribed by Lew Casey


Day, Harry A.

Harry A. Day, 72, Died Early Today At Crown City
Rites 2 Tuesday Mercerville Baptist Church
     Harry A. Day, who had lived most of his late years in Gallipolis, died at 2 o'clock this morning at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Dillon, in Crown City. His age was 72 years and one month. Mr. Day's health had been failing for a long time and some weeks ago he went to live with the Dillons, having previously been a roomer in the Harold Wood home on Court St. There was a turn for the worse in his condition a few days ago.
     Mr. Day was born in this county and was a son of James G. and Elizabeth Coimpton Day . He married Eugenia Montgomery, who preceded him in death about 15 years. They lived at Mercerville and he was a teamster and mail carrier and was well-known in the lower end of the county and in Gallipolis.
     Surviving besides the daughter are a son, Clyde Day of Huntington, eight grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Effie Dickey of Gallipolis, mother of Deputy Sheriff Morton Dickey.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday at the Mercerville Baptist Church, with Rev. Jennings Cremeen in charge. Burial there by F. L. Stevers.

[Note: 18 Dec 1944 handwritten on obituary]

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin                                                                       Top of Page


Day, James Franklin

J. F. Day, 67, Claimed By Death
    James Franklin Day, 67, Ivy Dale Subdivision, Kanauga, died at 10:15 a.m., Wednesday in the Holzer Medical Center on First Ave.  He had been in failing health about a lyear. Mr. Day was employed as a GSI attendant for 27 years before his illness.
    He was born Sept. 2, 1902, in Ohio Twp., son of Albert T. Day and Alice Waugh Day. He married Sadie Marie Cox, Sept. 17, 1927. She survives along with three children, Clyde Day, Gallipolis; Mrs. Geraldind Oliver, Cleveland, and Darrell Day, Porter.
    One son, Larry V. Day, prerceded him in death. Six grandsons survive. One brother, Virgil Day, Gallipolis, and one half-sister, Mrs. Effie Sheets, Crown City, survive.
    Two brothers, Oakley and Clarence, and one sister, Mrs. Homer Gooldin and one half-brother, Patrick, preceded him in death. He was a member of the Providence Baptist Church.
    Funeral services will be held 3 p.m., Saturday at the Providence Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Hartshorn of Lexington, Ky., officiating. Rev. Dencil Roberts will assist. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.
    Friends may call from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home. Pallbearers are: Pearlie Johnson, Ralston Johnson, Russell Wooten, Robert Caldwell, Roy Burger, James Bosworth.

Unknown publication
September 3, 1969
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley


Day, John

DIED
     In Harrison township, Gallia County, Ohio, on the 7th inst., Mr. John Day, Sr., in the 85th year of his age. Mr. Day was born in Tennessee, February 10th, 1786, moved with his parents to Virginia, then to Gallia County, where he has resided ever since. He leaves an aged partner to mourn his loss - one who has shared his joys and sorrows for a period of sixty-one years - they having been married March 10th, 1809.
     Mr. Day has been a member of the Baptist Church since 1844, and was distinguished for his strict honesty and moral habits.

Gallipolis Journal, Gallipolis, Ohio
March 24, 1870
Transcribed by Sandy Lee Milliron                                                                   Top of Page


Day, Josephine

     Died, in Harrison township, July 30th, 1867, Mrs. Josephine Day, wife of James G. Day and daughter of John P. and Caroline Cubbage, in the 21st year of her age.

The Gallipolis Journal
August 29, 1867
Transcribed by Eva Swain Hughes


Day, Lena Mae [Wray]

Mrs. Day, 66, Dies Friday In Hospital
     Mrs. Lena Mae Day, 66, a resident of 88 Pine St., died at 9:15 p.m. Friday in Holzer Hospital. She had been hospitalized for a week. She has been in failing health for two years and her condition had been serious for three weeks. She was the widow of Clarence Day.
     Mrs. Day was born in Ohio twp., Jan. 3, 1899, daughter of the late John and Laura Ross Wray. Her marriage to Clarence Day took place June 30, 1917, and he preceded her in death in 1957.
     She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Milton (Pauline) Brewer of Gallipolis, and two granddaughters. Other survivors are two brothers and a sister, John Wray and Mrs. Effie Carter, both of Columbus, and Grant Wray of Bladen. A surviving half-brother is Harry Raines of Crown City. Two sisters and a brother are deceased.
     Mrs. Day, a lifelong resident of Gallia county, attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home. Rev. Ronald Justice will officiate, and burial will be in Pine Street Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 p.m. Sunday.

The Gallia Times
Saturday, December 4, 1965

Name Pall Bearers
     Pall bearers who served at services today at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral home for Mrs. Lena Mae Day, who died Saturday were: Lorton Waugh, Cecil Phillips, Pearl Day, Otho Burdett, Marvin Mooney, and Charles McKinney.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Tuesday, December 7, 1965
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Day, Lillie [Garlic]

IN MEMORIAM
     In loving memory of Lillie Garlie Day who departed this life one year ago today, Nov, 6, 1936. How we miss her gentle voice and loving smile but we thank God for memories that will grow sweeter and more precious with the passing years. The pure love she bestowed upon the ones in the home was both a blessing and a benediction.

So young, so useful, so good.
A precious one from us is gone.
A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.
God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love has given.
And though the body slumbers here,
Her soul is safe in Heaven.
Not dead! What a beautiful thought!
To cheer us on life's dreary way.
Not dead. But bloomed into life
Where time is eternally joy.
Her soul is safe in Heaven
Her gentle way and kindly smile
Are lost to us awhile.
Somewhere, sometime, 'twill all be right,
And so till then, we will not say farewell
But just say Good-night.
                                                Husband Roy Day and the Garlic Family

[Note: Info from DC - B.20 Mar 1893 - D.5 Nov 1936. Buried Bethel Cemetery - Parents: P.M. Garlic & Amanda Garlic]

Gallipolis newspaper
1937
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall

  
Day, Lillie                                                                                                     Top of Page

Mrs. Roy Day Passes
     Mrs. Lillie Day, 43, wife of Roy Day, died early Friday, Nov. 6, 1936, at the family home in Crown City. Daughter of the late P. M. Garlic, she is survived by her husband, her mother, Mrs. Amanda Garlic, sisters, Mrs. Ira Neal of Swan Creek and Mrs. Emmett Ward of Columbus, two brothers, Joe Garlic of Platform and Hoadley Garlic of Crown City.
     Funeral services were Sunday afternoon at Bethel by Rev. Brown.

[Note: Tombstone has birth date 1893]

Gallipolis paper
Nov.6, 1936
Transcribed by Maxine Marshall


Day, Lillie L.

Mrs. Clyde Day, Reared Here, Dies at Detroit
     Mrs. Clyde B. Day, who was born and reared in Gallia County, died Saturday in a hospital in Detroit, Mich. She had been ill but a few days and death was caused by a cerebral hemorrhage.
     Mrs. Day was Lillie L., the youngest daughter of George J. and Catharine Stevers and was born near Mercerville March 3, 1893, so was a little more than fifty years of age. She was married to Clyde B. Day, a former Gallia County teacher, in 1912 and they have been residents of Detroit for the past 27 years.
     In addition to her husband she is survived by one son, Francis and a grand-daughter, Kay, also of Detroit, three sisters, Mrs. Charles Martin of Gallipolis, Mrs. Charles O. Burnett of Athens and Mrs. Charles C. Cornell of Detroit and a brother Erbia O. Stevers of Cleveland An older brother George W. Stevers preceded her in death. Miss Ruth Martin, a niece, left today to attend the funeral which will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Detroit.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Day, Louise Josephine

Long Invalidism Of Mrs. Day Is Ended In Death
Funeral Services Will Be Held at 2 Tuesday at Bethel
Lifelong Resident of Ohio Tp.

     Death intervened at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon to end the suffering of Mrs. Louise Josephine Day, wife of Anthony Day, at their home on Swan Creek in Ohio tp. She had been in poor health for seven years, an invalid for four years, and critically and hopelessly ill for some little time.
     A host of relatives and friends and neighbors will mourn the passing of this estimable woman. She was a native of and had spent her whole life in Ohio tp., having been born there Aug. 15, 1858. She was a daughter of Robert and Mary Ann Thompson Barker and her age was 75 years, 11 months and seven days.
     In November, 1879 - 55 years ago, she and Mr. Day were married. The surviving children of this union are: Charles Day and Mrs. Walter Boyd, Bladen; Mrs. J. S. Connor, Huntington; Mrs. Judson Swindler, Crown City. There are two sisters, Mrs. Mary Harrington and Mrs. Jessie Spurlock, both of Bladen. The late Robert Barker of this city was a brother. There are 17 grandchildren and one great-grandchild of the decedent.
     Funeral services will be held at Bethel Church back of Bladen at 2 Tuesday in charge of Rev. H. M. Smith of the Church of God, of which Mrs. Day was a member. Burial will be at Bethel by Funeral Director Elias Wetherholt.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, July 23, 1934
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron

Mrs. Anthony Day Dies at Swan Creek Home
Funeral Services Were Held at Bethel Tuesday For Life Long Resident
     Mrs. Lousie Josephine Day, 75 years, 11 months and 7 days, wife of Anthony Day, died Sunday, July 22, 1934, at 4 p.m. at the family home on Swan Creek in Ohio township after a long period of invalidism.
She was a daughter of Robert and Mary Ann Thompson Barker and was born in and spent all her life in Ohio township.
     She and Mr. Day were married in November 1879. Surviving children are Charles Day and Mrs. Walter Boyd of Bladen; Mrs. J.S. Connor of Huntington; Mrs. Judson Swindler of Crown City. Two sisters, Mrs. Mary Harrington and Mrs. Jessie Spurlock, live at Bladen.
     Funeral services were Tuesday afternoon at Bethel church by Rev. H.M. Smith of the Church of God, in which Mrs. Day held membership. Many friends of this estimable woman were in attendance.

Gallipolis paper
July 1934
Transcribed by Theresa E. Smith                                                                     Top of Page


Day, Marvin Austin (Tom)

     __ Fifty-seven years old, 304 Depot Street, Guyandotte, was dead on arrival yesterday at a Huntington hospital after being stricken while a prisoner at the Cabell County jail. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow at Chapman’s Mortuary by Rev. Wetzel Davis. Burial will follow in Rome, O. Cemetery. He was born April 25, 1907, at Bladen, O., a son of John R. Day of Columbus and the late Mrs. Anna Rardin Day. Additional survivors include the widow, Mrs. Bernice Mitchell Day; three sisters, Mrs. Oweda Fuller of Huntington, Mrs. Anna Thompson of Ironton and Mrs. Hilda Harper of Indianapolis; four brothers, Jack Day, Jr., and Bob Day of Columbus, Fred Day of Grove City, O., and Howard Day of Sacramento, Calif., and the stepmother, Mrs. John R. Day of Columbus. The body is at the mortuary where friends may call after 1:30 p.m. today.

[Note: Died Oct. 13, 1964, death record gives occupation as painter.]

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
October 14, 1964
Transcribed by Mary Crittenden


Day, Orlando B.

     Orlando B. Day, a well-known resident of Mercerville and a native of Ohio tp., died at the home of his only sister, Mrs. Saunders, at 5 o'clock Monday evening. Death was due to a complication of ailments.
His illness had been of a serious nature since around the first of the year but he had been in poor health a long time.
     Mr. Day was born Sept. 17, 1857, and was in his 78th year. He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Linnie Stovall, Evansville, Ind., and three grandchildren, Marlin Cheney, Louisville, James Cheney and Mrs. Otis Gentry, both of Evansville.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at Centenary, with Rev. Earl Cremeens in charge. Burial at Mound Hill by Funeral Director, C. R. Halley.

[Note: date from stone died: 25 Feb 1935]

Gallipolis paper
February 25, 1935
Transcribed by Irene Blamer


Day, Robert E.

Robert E. Day Dies Sunday
     Robert E. (Toots) Day, 73, died between 5 and 6 a.m. Sunday at the Bladen residence of Walter Boyd, with whom he had spent the night. Mr. Day, who has made his residence with Homer Small below Bladen, sat down in rocking chair shortly after he arose from bed Sunday morning and started bleeding at the mouth and nose. Within a few minutes he was dead. He had been ill two weeks.
     Born March 30, 1872, in Ohio Twp. To William and Sarah Parker Day, the decedent was a retired construction worker. Never married, he is survived by four brothers and a sister: John R. Day, California; Elsa A. Day, New York; Fred Day, Santa Monica, Cal.; William L. Day, Bladen; and Mrs. R. M. Clark, Huntington.
     The body will remain at the C. R. Halley Funeral Home until hour of the funeral at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Gallipolis Newspaper
No Date
Transcribed by Margaret Calvin


Day, Rose E. [Shaw]

Mrs. Rose E. Day Claimed Sunday
     Mrs. Rose E. Day, Bladen, who would have been 82 years of age next January 1, died at 3 p.m. Sunday in Holzer Hospital, where she had been a patient for a week. She had been failing steadily for the last two or three years, but her poor health went back over a quarter of a century. Pneumonia with the complications of old age was the immediate cause of death.
     Mrs. Day had resided in recent years with her sons, Roy Day, Bladen, and Ernest W. Day, Gallipolis. She was born Jan. 1, 1866, in Bladen, to John and Anna Gillingham Shaw. She married the late William E. Day in Bladen 58 years ago.
     Surviving sons are the two with whom she made her home and Purl Day, Bladen. Her first son, Frank, died 53 years ago. Three brothers and a sister survive; Thomas Shaw, Thivener; Bert Shaw and John Shaw, Bladen; Mrs. Otto (Belle) Fisher, Eureka. Emma, Charles, and James preceded her in death.
     Decedent was a member of the Grange and of the Liberty Chapel Christian Church at Paw Paw. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Mercerville Church, the Rev. Lee Wallace officiating, and burial will be made by C. R. Halley in the Mercerville Cemetery. Friends may call at the late residence in Bladen until the funeral hour.

Gallipolis Daily Tribune
Monday, October 20, 1947
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron


Day, Roy

     Roy Day, 79, of Rt. 2, Crown City died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday at his residence. He had been in failing health for approximately one year. He was formerly employed by the Gallia County Highway Dept., the city of Gallipolis and the Ohio Township Trustees. He retired three years ago.
     He was born Oct. 6, 1896 in Ohio Twp. to the late William and Rose Shaw Day. He is survived by his wife, Delores Kerwood whom he married on Oct. 6, 1955 in Gallipolis. Also surviving are four step-daughters, Mrs. Oval (Carol Jean Burdette, Mrs. Carl (Charlotte) Fields, both of Charleston, W. Va.; Mrs. Richard (Frances) Dossen, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Clifford (Virginia) Snead, Miami, Fla. Twelve step-grandchildren survive along with two brothers, Pearl, Rt. 2, Crown City, and Ernie, Phoenix, Aariz. One brother preceded him in death.
     He spent most of his life in Gallia County. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge.

Unknown publication
Feb. 5, 1976
Contributed by Jacquelyn Woolley                                                                  Top of Page


Day, William L.

William L. Day Dies At Eureka
     William L. Day, 80, died at 3:30 a.m. today at his home in Eureka. He had been ill about eight months and in bed for three weeks. He was born in the Bladen community and spent his life there. About two months ago the family moved from Bladen to Eureka.
     He was the son of the late John and Sarah Barker Day. Fifty-eight years ago he married Emma Artist, Rush Ky., who survives.
     Besides the wife he is survived by these children: Clarence, Huntington; Mrs. Earl (Alice) Lockhart, Crown City; Mrs. Clarence (Virginia) Fisher, Eureka; and Dewey at home. Three children preceded him in death.
     Also surviving are these brothers and sisters: Mrs. Noah Clark, Huntington; John R., Columbus; Elza, Schenectady, N. Y., and Fred, Los Angeles.
     Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Bethel Church, back of Bladen. Burial is in the church cemetery under the direction of C. R. Halley.

[Note: Born March 14, 1873-source: Ancestry online Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1800-1962; died June 23, 1953 – source: Ohio Obituary Index, 1830s-2011, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Ohio Obituary Index, 1830s-2011, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Information supplied by Deanna Wilson Partlow.]

Gallipolis Tribune
1956
Transcribed by Lew Casey                                                                              Top of Page


Day, Wm. R.

WM. R. DAY, 38
DIES AT BLADEN

     William Ross Day, known to his intimates as Bid, died at 6:15 Saturday evening at the home of his parents, William L. and Emma Artist Day, below Bladen. He had been ill for six months, seriously and hopelessly so most of that time and death was ascribed to cirrhosis of the liver.
     Mr. Day was in his 39th. year, having been born March 25, 1904. He was a carpenter by trade. Besides the parents, three brothers and two sisters survive: Dewey H and Aaron Day, Gallipolis; Clarence Day, Huntington; Virginia Fisher, Rio Grande and Alice Lockhart, Crown City.
     Funeral services are being held this afternoon at Bethel Church, with Rev. Oma Williams in charge. Interment will be made there by F.H. Halloy(?).

[Note: Per Stone in Bethel Cemetery, Ohio Township: Died Feb. 13, 1943]

Gallipolis Paper
No date
Transcribed by F.K. Brown

Day, William Ross

OBITUARY
In Loving Memory
     As the tide of years drift by our loved ones are slipping away from us into that realm where no man can go save on the wings of his dreams. William Ross Day, son of William L. and Emma Day was born in Gallia County, Ohio, March 25th, 1904, and breathed his last at his home near Bladen at 6:15 p.m. February 13th, 1943. Aged 38 years, 10 months and 18 days. Surviving to mourn their loss are his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Dewey and Aaron Day of Gallipolis; Mrs. Clarence Fisher of Rio Grande; Mrs. Earl Lockhart of Crown City; Clarence Day of Huntington, W. Va., and a host of relatives and friends. One brother Carl preceded him in death many years ago.
     “Bid” as he was known to his acquaintances was an industrious and likable young man unusually skilled in his chosen trade – the same calling as that glorified by the Savior of men – at which he toiled a long as strength permitted. He spent his entire life at home. He loved the river and passed many happy hours along its banks. Some six months ago he became seriously ill and suffered intensely. All possible was done to relieve his pain but as the pallor of death making the light of life grow dimmer and dimmer he passed away forever like the swaying of a pendulum – like the fading of a shadow on the floor.

Gallipolis Tribune
1943
Transcribed by Lew Casey 


Dayton, Luther C.

     GALLIPOLIS - Luther C. Dayton, 68, of Holcomb Hill, died unexpectedly Friday evening at Holzer Medical Center. He was born in Washington, Ind., son of Amos and Paralee Trower Dayton.  He was a retired merchant and had moved to Gallipolis in 1939 from Maysville, Ky. He had worked for the G. C. Murphy Co. and managed the David [Davis] and Shuler Co.  He owned and operated the Farmers Hardware Store and had been employed at the O’Dell Lumber Co. and retired from the Gallipolis Reduction Co. last November.
     He was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church and the Morning Dawn Masonic Lodge. He is survived by his wife, Leona Trambly Dayton; a son, Robert of Gallipolis; a daughter, Mrs. William (Pat) Wolfe of Xenia; six grandchildren, a brother, Albert, and two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Rose and Mrs. Esta Lucus, all of Washington, Ind.
     Services will be Monday, 1 p.m. at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home with the Rev. Paul Hawks officiating.  Burial will be in the Ohio Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. today.

Athens Sunday Messenger
February 29, 1976
Transcribed by Sandy L. Milliron